osteoarthritis of the knee

Osteoarthritis in the Knee

Osteoarthritis in the knee is the most common condition affecting synovial joints.  When this type of arthritis is present, it usually involves degeneration and destruction of the various joint structures, especially the cartilage. Knee Arthritis Symptoms Symptoms of osteoarthritis in the knee often include pain with weight bearing, swelling, locking and crepitus (clicking and popping…

knee arthritis

Arthritis Treatment

Osteoarthritis (“arthritis”) is a very common condition, affecting 25% of the population over the age of 65. Weight bearing joints in the lower limb are particularly susceptible to arthritis as the weight of the body adds to the biomechanical stresses affecting the joints. Two very common areas for arthritis are the hip and the knee.…

model of knee arthritis

Exercise and Arthritis

Recently we came across an interesting paper published in the well known journal “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise” which investigated the loads imposed on our joints when using an elliptical exercise machine. Some of the more interesting results were as follows… Elliptical Machine, Stairclimber or Treadmill? In terms of cardiovascular exercise, an elliptical…