GET THE FACTS ABOUT OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE.
There’s a lot of information out there—but it may not all be accurate. Below are some common things you may have heard. Can you tell which are true?
False. Osteoarthritis of the knee is more than pain–it’s a chronic, progressive disease that can get worse over time. It can cause stiffness, swelling, and decreased range of motion. Osteoarthritis may cause you to have difficulty doing the things you love to do, such as walking to the park with your grandchild. It may also impact your ability to do everyday errands, such as bending down to pick up laundry. Learn More
False. While many people will develop osteoarthritis of the knee in their lifetime, it does not happen to everyone.
False. While you may adjust your level of activity in response to your condition, having osteoarthritis of the knee does not mean you have to cease and desist being active. If you have questions about specific activities, talk to your healthcare provider. But staying active is one of the most important things you can do to help manage osteoarthritis of the knee.
False. There is no need to suffer. There are numerous treatments for osteoarthritis knee pain. ZILRETTA® (triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injectable suspension) may be an option. Don’t wait. Talk to your healthcare provider today.