Knee Osteoarthritis Directory
Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that often is associated with injury to the knee or being overweight. Other risk factors include age, heredity, gender, and more. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, joint warmth, stiffness, creaking sounds in the knees, as well as other signs. If you are diagnosed with knee OA, your doctor may prescribe knee braces, prescription medications, and other therapies, or in severe cases, surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how knee OA is caused, what it looks like, what the symptoms and treatments are, and much more.
Osteoarthritis of the Knee (Degenerative Arthritis of the Knee)
WebMD looks at osteoarthritis of the knee - the most common type of "wear-and-tear" arthritis - from symptoms to diagnosis to treatment.
Knee Osteoarthritis: When to Consider Surgery
Learn about alternatives to joint replacement surgery to relieve your knee pain, plus how to know when you need to consider surgery.
Chronic Pain Help: Exercise & Arthritis Pain
If you've got aching joints and arthritis, exercise can help.
Knee Injuries and Ostoearthritis
Learn more about knee pain and its causes, including arthritis, tendinitis, cartilage tears, ligament injuries, and more.
Knee and Hip Exercises for Osteoarthritis
If you have hip or knee osteoarthritis, it’s important to get moving. Experts share the joint-friendly exercises that can boost your mobility and flexibility, and which workouts to avoid.
An Exercise Fix for Knee Osteoarthritis
How exercise helped an outdoorsy senior regain his mobility and go bird-watching again.
Knee Noises: Do You Need to Be Concerned About Pops and Cracks?
Know your knee noises.
How to Take Care of Your Joints
Find out how exercise and weight loss can help keep your osteoarthritis from getting worse.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Exercises for Knee Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain
Learn exercises to relieve knee osteoarthritis pain and stiffness from this WebMD slideshow. Photographs illustrate moves to strengthen the knee and help prevent knee injury.
Slideshow: Tips for Living Better With OA
Osteoarthritis can make simple daily tasks difficult. Use these expert tips to live better.
Slideshow: Fun With Kids? Don't Let Arthritis Stop You.
See ways you can stay active and keep moving with arthritis while enjoying time with the kids and grandkids in your life.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Understanding Osteoarthritis
Delve into the causes, symptoms, and pain relief treatments of osteoarthritis, also called "wear and tear" arthritis or degenerative joint disease.