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Your Guide To Knee Arthritis

This is a guide on the different treatment options available for your hip or knee pain

This guide will describe

  • Prevalence of hip and knee arthritis
  • Treatment strategies in traditional medicine
  • Complementary medicine treatments
  • Surgery if conservative treatment fails

If you want to learn how to stop arthritic pain and resume your life, you will want to read this guide.

Hip and Knee Arthritis

Content

Arthritis Facts
Types of Arthritis
Nonoperative Treatments
What’s New?
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatment
Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
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Arthritis Facts

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a severe disease of the joint that occurs when you have cartilage loss in your joint. The cartilage in your joint is a smooth surface that allows for easy movement of your joints. Unfortunately, when you lose cartilage, the joint begins to grind together and cause severe pain. A “joint” is the connection between two bones.  The most common areas where arthritis occurs are your knees (between the femur and tibia) and hips (between the pelvis and the femur).

How common is arthritis?
  • Arthritis is common, affecting 23% of people in the United States.
  • Leading cause of work disability in the US
  • Affects 8 million Americans
  • Costs over $140 billion in the US healthcare costs.
  • 60% of adults with arthritis are of working age between 18 and 64 years old.
  • The hip and knee are the two most common joints affected by arthritis.
Arthritis