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What should you know about treating knee osteoarthritis?

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Knee osteoarthritis can affect your every move: walking, climbing stairs, even sitting or lying down. Surgery can help bring relief, but doctors almost always advise trying other treatment options first.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Arthroscopy."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Total Knee Replacement.”

American College of Rheumatology: “Recommendations for the Medical Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee.”

Arthritis Foundation: Osteoarthritis Treatment: “What medications are used to treat osteoarthritis?”

Arthritis Foundation: “51 Ways to Be Good to Your Joints.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Good News for Knees.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Osteoarthritis of the Knee.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 13, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Arthroscopy."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Total Knee Replacement.”

American College of Rheumatology: “Recommendations for the Medical Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee.”

Arthritis Foundation: Osteoarthritis Treatment: “What medications are used to treat osteoarthritis?”

Arthritis Foundation: “51 Ways to Be Good to Your Joints.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Good News for Knees.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Osteoarthritis of the Knee.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 13, 2018

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