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Frequently asked questions about knee osteoarthritis

What causes osteoarthritis knee pain?
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 “breakdown” of the joint structures of a healthy knee may lead to pain in cases of osteoarthritis of the knee.
What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis knee pain?
Pain during weight-bearing activities, climbing stairs, and bending may be symptoms of osteoarthritis knee pain. Pain may even be present when resting. Different people may experience different levels of knee pain.
How can Cingal®, Monovisc®, and Orthovisc® help relieve osteoarthritis knee pain?
For more information on how Cingal®, Monovisc®, and Orthovisc® can help with your knee pain, visit the respective product websites.
Are there other pain treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee?
For other options for osteoarthritis knee pain treatment, see our Osteoarthritis treatment section.
Is there any link between pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee, diet, and nutrition?
The only association between diet and pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee concerns excess weight. If you are overweight, a healthy diet and proper nutrition can help you reach a healthy body weight.
Can exercise help alleviate pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee?
Strengthening the muscles that support the knee that is affected by osteoarthritis can help provide knee pain relief and improve mobility, as well as your overall fitness level.
Can losing weight help reduce the pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee?
If you are overweight, losing weight may help alleviate some of the stress on your knees.