Arthritis of the Knee

By Dr. Phillip Bell, Orthopedic Surgeon

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis of the knee is inflammation inside the joint capsule and can occur in any joint in the body. The knee is one of the most common joints to develop arthritis. There are many types of arthritis, but the two most prevalent are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis or RA. While there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options that can reduce the symptoms and improve quality of life.

JOI Dr. Bell Knee Arthritis

What is knee arthritis?

Symptoms of Arthritis  

  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint pain that fluctuates
  • Difficulty with walking, squatting, and/or stair climbing
  • Swelling
  • Knee feeling locked in place
  • Buckling of the Knee

Other Risk Factors for Arthritis

There are other known risk factors for developing arthritis.  Here are other risk factors:

  • Age
  •  Previous Injuries to the joint in question
  •  Abnormalities in bone shape
  • Stress to the joint
  • Increased Body Weight


  •  Ice
  • Rest
  • NSAID’s
  • Acetaminophen
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Supervised Physical Therapy
  • Compression sleeve/brace

In general if you are experiencing limitations with strength and range of motion that is causing difficulty with daily
activities, here are a few exercise that you can begin to help regain range of motions, flexibility, and strength.

Arthritis of the knee

Knee Exercises

JOI Rehab Exercises for Knee Arthritis

Knee exercises

JOI Rehab Knee Arthritis Exercises

Knee Exercises

Related Article: 6 Exercises for Knee Arthritis and Anatomy of the Knee Joint.

To schedule an appointment at JOI for Knee Arthritis, please call 904-JOI-2000, schedule online or click below.  To schedule with JOI Rehab, please call 904-858-7045.

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By: Dr. Bell, Orthopedic Joint Surgeon and JOI Rehab Nocatee Clinicians.

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