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Knee Joint Injections: A viable option used in the treatment of knee osteoporosis

Knee osteoporosis is agonizing for those unfortunate enough to develop the condition, because the resulting pain can be severe enough to inhibit a person’s ability to undertake their daily tasks. Fortunately, there are various ways of alleviating the pain and suffering associated with this condition. However, in cases where lifestyle modifications, losing weight, improving dietary choices, and physical therapy have been unsuccessful, knee joint injections are a viable option for those looking to alleviate their symptoms without the need for surgery and the subsequent rehabilitation period.

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Osteoarthritis of the knee is a treatable condition

The most common cause of knee osteoarthritis is the prolonged use of our knees, over the lifespan substantial wear and tear affects the joint. In severe cases, this can cause debilitating pain, especially when standing up or walking. Prevention should be the first and is always the best course of action.

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How to care for an artificial knee

Artificial knees are very similar to the real thing, but require special consideration. The lifespan of the replacement knee lasts usually between 15–20 years, although this is dependent on the usage and care taken by the recipient. Therefore Dr. Pitt explains how to look after your artificial knee.

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What exercises are appropriate for people with osteoarthritis of the knee?

If you are suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, this exercise video can help reduce knee pain.

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