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A healthy knee contains synovial fluid, a viscous liquid that lubricates the joint and absorbs shocks. Changes in the synovial fluid and degeneration of joint structures may lead to swelling, reduced flexibility, a grating sensation, and pain in the knee.
of people with osteoarthritis of the knee experience pain.
For some, pain related to osteoarthritis of the knee is always present, even at rest. For others, knee pain intensifies during weight-bearing activities, such as climbing stairs or kneeling.
Viscosupplementation, the injection of a clear gel-like substance in the knee, can provide sustained* knee pain relief. A single injection of a viscosupplement like Cingal® or Monovisc®, or three injections of Orthovisc® can help alleviate pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee while increasing the flexibility and mobility of your knee. In addition, the injection of a corticosteroid such as the one found in Cingal® can provide rapid knee pain relief.
*Pain relief up to 6 months.
Rate your knee pain by completing the knee pain relief checklist. Browse treatment brochures and find coverage information related to different treatment options. These resources will help you understand your knee pain and evaluate your options for osteoarthritis treatment.Discover available resources
Listen to sports medicine doctors as they explain what osteoarthritis of the knee is, its risk factors, and treatment options.
Whether you’ve already begun a treatment regimen or have just begun researching knee pain, there are simple, everyday changes you can make to help reduce pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee.
A physiotherapist offers strategies to help you manage your knee pain and continue to live the life you want.View the strategies
A naturopath offers advice on how to begin the weight-loss process, a key factor in relieving knee pain.View the advice
View simple instructions for exercises that you can add to your daily routine to help strengthen the muscles that help your knees function.Get the instructions
*Significant reduction in pain measures seen at Week 1 vs. saline (ITT p=0.008).