Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder in the United States, and among the leading causes of global disability. Although OA, the wearing away of joint cartilage, has no cure, early treatment reduces progression. One treatment option, physical therapy, helps to maintain function and reduce pain.
Signs and symptoms
Hip and knee OA cause pain with movement, and later in the course of the condition, pain at rest or at night. The person with hip OA feels pain deep in the hip joint, or along the inside or front of the thigh, and the person with knee OA feels pain deep in the knee joint. Both experience stiffness after rest (getting up in the morning or after prolonged sitting), and have limited joint motion.
Interventions (your physical therapist determines the appropriate interventions and instructs on correct performance)
Examples of interventions include:
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