All Knee Osteoarthritis Articles

Sufficiently overweight for many years, Nancy Kaneshiro's knees and hips were feeling the strain. Having bariatric surgery (twice) led to significant weight loss and pain relief, too. She couldn't be happier (or healthier) with the results.


An overweight woman with type 2 diabetes can't lose weight and is unable to exercise due to osteoarthritis. Learn how bariatric surgery improved her health and relieved her pain.

If you are overweight and suffer from osteoarthritis, new research found that bariatric surgery relieved pain and improved quality of life for a large group of patients.

Learn the results of a new study that found bariatric surgery relieved pain and improved the quality of life for a large group of overweight patients.

You may have read the headlines—vitamin D supplements do not prevent knee osteoarthritis or reduce pain. But that does not tell the whole story, and illustrates the need for proper commentary when evaluating medical research.

Study results can be deceiving. Learn how our experts deconstruct the research on vitamin D supplementation for osteoarthritis.

Losing weight prevents further damage to knee cartilage and joints.

Learn the results of a new MRI study about weight loss and knee pain. Losing at least 10 percent makes a significant difference.

Eating a well balanced diet and losing weight can go a long way in helping control symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Is there such a thing as an osteoarthritis diet? This article shows you how eating certain foods may help ease the pain and stiffness of knee osteoarthritis (OA). We show you tips on how to maintain a healthy diet—and weight—with knee OA.

Exercise, really? You betcha. Movement is lotion to your joints.

Discover how the right types of exercises and stretches can help ease pain, stiffness, and other knee osteoarthritis symptoms. Article also provides exercise tips for knee osteoarthritis.

There are many treatment options, including many non-surgical options, including  medications used to treat knee osteoarthritis. Learn more about your options, including NSAIDs, corticosteroids, and other medications for knee OA

What are the best medications to help reduce the pain, swelling, and stiffness associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA)? Article explains common medications that can help you manage knee OA symptoms.

Strengthening Exercises and Other Osteoarthritis Treatments

Find out how physical therapy can help you manage knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms, such as pain, swelling, and stiffness. Learn about common physical therapy techniques for knee OA, and see whether they’ll work for you.

Arthroplasty and Other Types of Surgery for Knee OA

Knee replacement surgery is typically a last resort for treating knee osteoarthritis (OA), but sometimes it’s necessary. Learn about the different types of knee surgery as well as how surgery for knee OA can help decrease pain, swelling, and stiffness.

Pain, Swelling, Stiffness, and Other Knee OA Symptoms

Knee osteoarthritis typically develops gradually, and pain isn’t the only symptom. Find out about the most common knee OA symptoms.

You doctor will take your history, examine your knee, and probably order imaging tests to confirm the diagnosis of OA of the knee.

To accurately diagnose osteoarthritis in the knee, your doctor will want to rule out other conditions, especially other arthritis conditions. Read about tests and exams done to diagnose knee osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and approximately 10 million people in America have osteoarthritis in the knees.

Learn what causes osteoarthritis in the knee and how you can recognize the symptoms and signs of osteoarthritis.