Therapy for arthritic knees often as effective as surgery: study March 21, 2009Posted by Dreamhealer in Arthritis.
Many people with osteoarthritis benefit as much from physiotherapy and mild pain relievers as they would from arthroscopic surgery, which is often unnecessary, a Canadian-led study suggests.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting one in every 10 Canadians and 27 million Americans. Symptoms usually begin after age 40. Cartilage breaks down at the end of bones, causing them to rub together at joints, leading to stiffness, pain and limiting movement, such as walking down stairs. Read More on this article…