EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Learning to live with the limitations of osteoarthritis of the knee can be difficult and challenging. With a better understanding of the condition, its symptoms, treatment options, and expected outcomes, individuals can make informed decisions about their care. It has been shown that people who actively work to educate themselves about the disease have less joint pain, less visits to the doctor, and an overall better quality of life.

Individuals can educate themselves about osteoarthritis of the knee by maintaining a close relationship with their doctor and physical therapist. This website is also an excellent resource. Other sources like the Arthritis Society (Canada) or the Arthritis Foundation (United States) have written material, information on the internet or can be accessed by phone. Another resource is The Physician and Sportsmedicine's Special Report on Osteoarthritis of the knee.

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