Knee Osteoarthritis What is knee osteoarthritis? Knee Osteoarthritis is often known as the wear-and-tear variety and it impacts the cartilage between the knee joints, causing it to break down. When this takes place, the joints no longer have any cushioning between them to act as a buffer, which can cause a wide array of painful side effects. Typically, women over the age of 50 are more likely to experience this condition, along with athletes who take part in sports like running or tennis. What are the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis? Some symptoms of knee osteoarthritis include sharp pain, lack of mobility, swelling, redness, stiffness in the impacted area, the development of bone spurs, with pain worsening over time. How do we treat osteoarthritis? While it feel painful to move your knees when you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our therapists will actually encourage you to do just that since keeping your legs loose and limber can actually help you heal faster. We use various exercises to improve your mobility, build up your muscle strength and relieve pain by using massage therapy techniques as well.