10 Things to Know About Knee Arthritis

Knee arthritis is common.

If you have knee osteoarthritis, you're in good company. About 9 million Americans struggle with knee arthritis, and it's especially common among older adults. Although there is no cure, the right treatment can reduce pain and stiffness so you can stay active and enjoy life more. Here are 10 key things to know.

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  2. Osteoarthritis. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00227

  3. Osteoarthritis. Arthritis Foundation. http://www.arthritis.org/what-can-you-do-about-osteoarthritis.php

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