Knee Arthritis Treatment in Freehold & Monroe Township, NJ
At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, we provide top-of-the-line knee arthritis treatment for residents of Freehold and Monroe Township, New Jersey, who want to alleviate their pain and achieve a better quality of life. Arthritis of the knee involves inflammation of the knee joint, and there are three common types:
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis of the knee, and it occurs when cartilage in the knee joint gradually wears away, resulting in bone rubbing on bone, which can produce painful bone spurs. This is typically a result of the natural aging process.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning the immune system attacks its own tissue and softens the bone. As a result, the synovial membrane that covers the knee joint begins to swell, resulting in knee pain and stiffness.
This form of arthritis develops after an injury to the knee, such as when a broken bone damages the joint surface and leads to arthritis years after the injury.
Symptoms of Knee Arthritis
A knee joint that is affected by arthritis can produce several symptoms that either develop gradually over time or appear suddenly. While pain and swelling are the most common signs of knee arthritis, you may also experience:
- Difficulty bending or straightening the knee
- Pain in the knee that flares up during physical activity
- Knee “locking” during movement
- Weakness or buckling in the knee
Treatment at AOSMI
There is no cure for knee arthritis, but with treatment, you may be able to find relief from your symptoms and increased mobility. At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, we place a strong emphasis on conservative treatments whenever possible, so we may recommend any of the following treatment methods for knee arthritis:
- Lifestyle modifications, such as losing weight and switching from high-impact activities like jogging to lower impact activities like swimming
- Physical therapy to help increase your range of motion and strengthen the muscles in your leg
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce your pain
- Alternative therapies, such as acupuncture
- Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy to accelerate healing
If your pain is not relieved using nonsurgical treatment, we offer a range of surgeries, including minimally invasive procedures that are performed by our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons.
Contact Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute today to learn more about the knee arthritis treatment we offer. We are happy to serve patients at our facilities in Freehold and Monroe Township, NJ.