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Osteoarthritis Knee Treatment

Osteoarthritis occurs in the knee due to the wear down or thinning out of the cartilage between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone). In order to offload this compartment of the knee we recommend a DonJoy defiance unloader knee brace. This brace will change the angle of the knee to open up joint space and prevent further inflammation and OA within the knee.

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Treatment for Osteoarthritis In The Knee:

Learn more in the video below on how a custom knee brace can assist with unloading osteoarthritis and preventing further progression of osteoarthritis. Our goal with Custom Knee Bracing is to design a brace specifically to the contours of your knee and correct any malalignments that may be impeding with your mobility. 

Custom Knee Brace Fitting Osteoarthritis In Knee

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For those in need of extra support and security, we offer custom knee brace fittings. Our experienced professionals take precise measurements to ensure that each brace is fitted to the individual's exact specifications, providing maximum comfort and protection.

Physiotherapy For Osteoarthritis In Knee

Our physiotherapy services are also an essential component of knee osteoarthritis recovery. Our physiotherapists create customized treatment plans that focus on rebuilding strength, mobility, and flexibility. Regular check-ins help to track progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed.

Gait Analysis With Pedorthists

This is another valuable service we offer. By analyzing a patient's walking style, our pedorthist can recommend modifications to footwear or custom orthotics to improve walking alignment, shock absorption, and stability.

Osteoarthritis in Knee Treatment Protocol

Physiotherapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

To ensure a successful recovery after being diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, having a treatment protocol in place is crucial. At MyoDynamic Clinic, our physiotherapists will create a tailored treatment plan based on your condition and progress. Below is an example of a typical treatment protocol for osteoarthritis in the knee:

Our physiotherapy treatment plan involves different stages of recovery, such as:

Week 1-2:

During the initial two weeks, the focus is on reducing swelling, managing pain, and maintaining the range of motion. The treatment includes ice therapy, compression, and gentle exercises to improve joint movement.

Week 3-4:

At this stage, the focus is on improving strength and stability around the knee joint. It may include exercises that target the quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluteal muscles. Your physiotherapist may also work with you on balance and coordination exercises.

Week 5-6:

During this phase, the focus is on improving endurance and gradually returning to regular activities. This stage may include exercises that improve cardiovascular fitness and endurance, as well as functional movements to enhance mobility and flexibility.

Week 7-8:

At this stage, the focus is on fully returning to everyday activities. This phase typically includes exercises that simulate functional movements, such as lunging and pivoting.

It's important to note that the above protocol is just an example, and each patient's recovery journey will be different. Your physiotherapist will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that caters to your unique needs and goals.

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