Information and exercises to help you manage knee osteoarthritis. A series of videos
Osteoarthritis is a progressive joint condition that impacts 1 in 6 people in North America. It is degeneration of the cartilage (a smooth surface that helps with movement of the joint). Over time the cartilage thins and this can result in inflammation, pain, stiffness and difficulty moving. Learn more at arthritis.org
Here are 4 short videos about Knee OA and what to do about it. You can view the full version on Youtube.
What is knee Osteoarthritis and how is it diagnosed? Typically, a combination of clinical findings and medical imaging (x-ray or MRI).
Pain isn’t a good indicator of how much arthritis is present. Tissue damage doesn’t correlate well to amount of pain.
A few good markers of too much exercise for someone with arthritis. How to pick the number of sets and reps.
Why calf raises help. Some simple strength exercises.
Big thanks to Jeff Jukes from Insync Physio for collaborating with me on this project. We are planning more to come. Shoulder and low back videos are in the works. Please leave a comment if you have feedback for us on what you would like to see next.