Options for Knee Arthritis in Nowra and Shellharbour
Knee arthritis can be a frustrating and debilitating condition. If you suffer with knee arthritis, all you want is relief and answers. Dr Anil Goudar is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in knee arthritis treatments. He has helped numerous patients get on the road to better lifestyles and helped them to manage the symptoms of their condition. Depending on the severity of your case, there may be help out there when it comes to your knee arthritis.
What is knee arthritis?
Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints. The symptoms of arthritis include pain, swelling, stiffness and deformity.
There are over 100 different forms of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, but the most common type of arthritis of the knee is osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a degenerative “wear-and-tear” type of arthritis occurring as we age and is most commonly found in people over 50.
As well as the natural stresses placed on the knee joint add in our modern day active lifestyles, increased weight and longer living, no wonder OA of the knee is now particularly common.
Arthritis in the knee can cause restrictions in our movements and impact on our ability to perform many everyday activities from walking to climbing stairs and if untreated, overtime arthritis of the knee can become a serious disability for many people.
As yet there is no magic bullet that will cure arthritis. However, lifestyle modifications including weight loss together with the use of current advancements in treatment options can help to manage pain.
Dr Anil Goudar also performs knee replacements.
Call us to discuss your options
If you and your GP have agreed you could do with treatment for your knee arthritis, choose Dr Anil Goudar as your trusted orthopaedic specialist. There may be the potential to improve your condition with us. Call us for more information on our procedures today.