Is Physiotherapy good for knee arthritis and does it help with pain?
A muscular strengthening program should be the baseline treatment for all patients with knee pain. It has been shown to reduce pain and improve function. This may help you avoid knee replacement surgery. If you end up requiring knee replacement, patients who have done a muscular strengthening program have less pain, better function and a faster recovery.
What is the best exercise for knee arthritis?
A neuromuscular program for strengthening the muscles around your knee is the best exercise for knee arthritis and pain. Other good exercises include bike riding, weight training, swimming and walking.
Can arthritis knee pain improve?
Yes, it certainly can. A muscle strengthening program plus weight loss (if required) has been shown to be effective for reducing pain and improving knee function.
How do you do Physiotherapy on your knee?
See your Physio! They will teach you how to do a neuromuscular strengthening program for your knees. If you need a recommendation, contact our rooms and we would be happy to provide a suggestion.
Is walking good for knee pain?
Yes, walking and moderate physical activity is good for knee pain and is a recommended exercise. Moderate physical activity like walking and bike riding will not ‘wear your knee out’ and has been shown to reduce pain.
Can you walk with no cartilage in your knee?
Yes, even with no cartilage in your knee you can walk and start a strengthening program with your physiotherapist. Strong muscles are similar to having good suspension on your car, the road underneath may be rough but you will feel the bumps less.
Does knee pain ever go away?
Yes, it is our goal to help you reduce your pain to a manageable level. This may be through non-surgical treatment such as an exercise program, weight loss and injections. For severe pain, a knee replacement can be an excellent option to reduce pain and improve function.