Your Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common symptom experienced by people of all ages. It can be caused by a traumatic event, or by normal wear and tear that can become worse over time.6

What is OA?

OA stands for Osteoarthritis. It is the most common type of arthritis in the knee.7,8 OA tends to progress over time where the health of the joint deteriorates, making you sore, stiff and negatively affecting your movement.8,9
In a normal joint, cartilage provides cushioning between the bones.10 Osteoarthritis is a process of changes in the joint, where the cartilage can become thinner and frayed – this is often called ‘wear and tear’. There will also be some level of inflammation in the joint which contributes to the wear, making your knee painful and influencing progression of the OA to a worse state.11

What Causes Osteoarthritis?

Wear & Tear

The term ‘wear and tear’ is often used hand-in-hand with osteoarthritis.6 It describes the damage to the joint cartilage which can progress and worsen over time with more activity and higher impact activities. Did you know that the wear and tear also occurs because of inflammation?7-9 An imbalance of high numbers of ‘bad’ proteins in the joint keeps the inflammatory process going, contributing to pain and wear.11

A Traumatic Event

Sometimes knee osteoarthritis starts as a result of a traumatic event. Damage to the joint during an accident can initiate or bring on OA some time after the event.6 Damage to the surrounding bone or soft-tissues can affect the joint indirectly by causing different pressure or strain on the joint and joint tissues, which might in turn cause OA.8,9

70% improvement in knee pain following a single treatment.1,2*

What are the Symptoms of OA?

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