Knee pain can be truly debilitating, restricting us from our daily routine. A common condition seen within the knee is osteoarthritis (OA), frequently referred to as a ‘wear and tear’ or ‘degenerative joint disease’. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of joint pain and affects almost 90% of people who are older than 75 years old, with knee arthritis being the most common. Osteoarthritis in the knee is caused by the degeneration of the cartilage within the knee joint. As the cartilage acts as a cushion and shock absorber, the degradation of this leads to swelling, pain, decreased movement and bone spurs.

The causes of Osteoarthritis:

  • Older age
  • High BMI- Obese
  • Family History of arthritis
  • History of previous ligament/ cartilage injury to knee
  • History of repetitive, cumulative, or heavy loading (occupation, sports)
  • Other illness’s-  Rheumatoid arthritis, Metabolic disorders, Excess growth hormone

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis:

  • Swelling
  • Pain increasing with activity, better with rest
  • Warm sensation within the joint
  • Decreased movement within the knee
  • Creaky, cracking sound heard with knee movement
  • Stiffness

​There is no cure to arthritis or a way to reverse the degeneration of the joints. However, relieving the pain, returning mobility of the knee and preventing the progression of the osteoarthritis is very important.

So, how Lakeside Chiropractic in Perth Northern suburbs offer treatment?

Firstly lifestyle modifications must be made before hands on work commences. Adjusting diet for weight loss, and exercise to strengthen the muscles around the knee to keep the joint more stable are crucial aspects in the treatment of OA.

Lakeside Chiropractic in Joondalup may assist by providing a range of care that best suits you! This includes soft tissue therapy, strapping, interferential, dry needling, chiropractic adjustments for compensating movements due to gait change, mobilisation, exercise programme, bracing. These therapeutic techniques may stop the progression and provide symptomatic relief.

If you are suffering from knee pain, call Lakeside Chiropractic and our experienced chiropractors may help you on your road to feeling better! Don’t leave what you may think is a minor issue or pain as it can develop into a chronic condition. Prompt attention and immediate diagnosis is necessary to help stop the progression of osteoarthritis.

Lakeside Chiropractic is located central to the northern suburbs of Perth, Joondalup. Surrounding suburbs include; Currambine - 6028, Connolly - 6027, Ocean Reef - 6027, Wanneroo - 6065, Tapping - 6065, Carramar - 6031, Iluka - 6028, Hillarys – 6025 and Edgewater - 6027.

You can call Lakeside Chiropractic on 9300 0095 to make an appointment. You can also book online at www.lakesidechiro.com.au.  We accept all major health insurances and provide HICAPS with SGIO, BUPA, HBF, ADFFH Medibank, NIB. If your private health care isn’t listed please ask the reception upon making your booking.

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