Changes in the synovial fluid (a viscous liquid that is responsible for lubricating the joint and absorbing shocks, a major component of which is hyaluronic acid) and degeneration of the joint structures of a healthy knee may lead to OA knee pain.
Pain during weight-bearing activities, climbing stairs and bending may be symptoms of OA knee pain. Pain may be even present when resting. Different people may experience different levels of knee pain.
For other treatment options for OA knee pain, see our Treatment section.
Strengthening the muscles that support the knee that is affected by OA can help reduce pain and improve mobility, as well as your overall fitness level. See our expert advice section for more info.
If you are overweight, losing weight may help alleviate some of the stress on your knees.
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