Knee pain. Osteoarthritis?

Bishal Member Posts: 2
edited 13. Apr 2023, 09:24 in Living with arthritis


I had knee pain a month ago (ok now). I did x-ray and the person told me I have some knee osteoarthritis. {XXXXXXXXXXXXXX}


  • Tom
    Tom Member Posts: 523

    Welcome to the forum, @bishal.

    You have Xrays taken of your knees after experiencing knee pain.

    The forum cannot offer medical advice and therefore your post has been edited to remove the links to the scans and your request.

    Here is some information on the condition.

    Tom, Moderator

  • jonr
    jonr Member Posts: 357

    Hi Bishal and welcome to the Community.

    In all honesty, I think this is something for your consultant to advise on (unless any Forum members are health professionals) but in terms of slowing down progression there is a lot you can do.

    Unless it is Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteo-Arthritis is most often caused by "wear and tear", usually the result of too much high-impact sport or activity so the obvious thing to do in slowing down it's progression is to stop doing the things which caused it because it will only get worse if carried on. If you are an active person and it was the pursuit of high-impact sport for example which is the root cause then you could look into substituting non or low-impact activities instead such as walking, cycling and swimming. Most gyms have a range of machines such as cross-trainers, steps, static or spin bikes and treadmills which are also good too.

    Secondly, if you have a good amount of cartilage left in your knees then you may find that supplements such as Glucosamine can help with regeneration though clinical studies are inconclusive and if you have a shellfish allergy then best to avoid.

    That you are in no pain is great news but if you find your condition worsening with joint swelling, heat and weakness then that will be the time to investigate pain management and there are an awful lot of options to choose from and try out. Fortunately, there are ample resources on the VA website to read up on.

    Good luck, do stay in touch