Because of the prevalence and life-altering nature of the condition, learning about osteoarthritis is important for everyone as they age. It is also important to know that you are not alone. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and affects 27 million people in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control. It is estimated that symptomatic osteoarthritis will present itself in 46% of the population at some point in their lives.
When it comes to chronic knee pain, it’s important to be informed. To feel more in control, you should ask questions, read about the condition, and discuss what you learn with others. You can find answers to some of the most frequently asked osteoarthritis questions here. This section of the Reflex Knee Clinic website has some resources to get you started learning about osteoarthritis.
This list is provided to help you begin learning about osteoarthritis. No website can encompass everything you need to know about the condition. We strongly encourage you to speak with your physician or come in to see one here at Reflex prior to any changes in routine.
We hope you feel better informed and less apprehensive about facing osteoarthritis. We are here to support you during this period of your life. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the condition or what to expect moving forward.
Call us today to schedule an initial evaluation at (503) 719-6783.