Man holding his knee as he climbs stairs

Knee osteoarthritis

What is knee osteoarthritis?

Symptoms: what are the signs?

Causes: why has this happened?

Treatment options: treatments to suit you

Treatment options: self help

Treatment options: medicines

Treatment options: devices and therapies

Treatment options: surgery

More information from Bupa Knee Clinic

    • Osteoarthritis. NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries. cks.nice.org.uk, last revised April 2015
    • Osteoarthritis. BMJ Best Practice. bestpractice.bmj.com, last reviewed February 2018
    • Osteoarthritis. PatientPlus. patient.info/patientplus, last checked 7 March 2017
    • Musculoskeletal problems. Oxford handbook of general practice (online). Oxford Medicine Online. oxfordmedicine.com, published April 2014
    • Osteoarthritis of the knee. Arthritis Research UK. www.arthritisresearchuk.org, April 2013
    • Osteoarthritis: care and management. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), February 2014. www.nice.org.uk
    • Electronic pain relief. Arthritis Care. www.arthritiscare.org.uk, published 2015
    • Corticosteroids (steroids). Arthritis Care. www.arthritiscare.org.uk, accessed 6 March 2018
    • Surgery and arthritis. Arthritis Care. www.arthritiscare.org.uk, last reviewed January 2016
  • Reviewed by Pippa Coulter, Freelance Health Editor, April 2018
    Expert reviewer Elisabeth Morgans, Bupa Physiotherapist
    Next review due April 2021

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