Osteoarthritis stems from the gradual breakdown of cartilage and primarily affects the hips and knees.
Physiotherapy can help control the pain and prevent the worsening of this joint disease.
Although osteoarthritis is primarily known to restrict knee and hip movement, it can also affect other body parts (back, neck, shoulders) and interfere with daily activities.
Physiotherapy can be effective in treating other knee pain problems, such as patellofemoral pain syndrome, which can cause kneecap area pain during certain physical activities or in certain positions. It can also be used to treat the traumatic injuries that frequently affect various parts of the knee structure (e.g., menisci and ligaments) that can significantly restrict movement.
Regardless of the origin of the knee pain, physiotherapy professionals are trained to identify the causes and determine the most appropriate treatments for each condition.