Osteoarthritis of the knee or hip affects millions of people in the United States. Knee and hip pain can limit your functioning and lead to inactivity, weight gain, lose of sleep, and depressed mood.

Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common musculoskeletal disease in the United States. OA increases with age and is caused by stress to the affected joint due to aging, obesity, or injury. OA is associated with a breakdown of cartilage and can occur in any joints, most commonly in the knees, hips, back, neck, and hands.

The symptoms can include:

  • pain in the joints
  • tenderness
  • swelling
  • stiffness
  • loss of ability
  • bone spurs

The symptoms of osteoarthritis can make daily activities and movement painful. While OA generally worsens with time and there is no cure, there are several treatment options available for the treatment of pain caused by OA. These treatment options include:

  • changes in lifestyle
  • weight loss
  • exercise
  • physical therapy
  • medications such as acetaminophen, NSAIDS, or steriods
  • surgery

To find out more about our ongoing research study for Osteoarthritis of the Knee, please contact us by using the form on this page, or call or text us at (212) 595-5012.