Non-Surgical Treatment - Knee Osteoarthritis

The following details Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Knee Osteoarthritis.

Patient Education

  • Arthritis Program
  • Booklets
  • Exercises
  • Diet Modifications
  • Activity Modifications
  • Weight Loss
  • Smoking Cessation

Low Impact Activity

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Supervised Gym Programme


Physiotherapy has been shown to be beneficial in those patients who have knee osteoarthrosis and Nigel will recommend irrespective of whether you are having or not having surgery to have a course of physiotherapy treatment to try and improve your symptoms, increase quadriceps tone, and improve your movement. Nigel has a select group of physiotherapists that he will involve with your care and will be in contact with them to discuss your knee and what he sees as the way forward with respect to you and your knee.

Pharmacological Intervention

  • Panadol (Osteo)
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Panadeine (or like medication)
  • Targin / Endone (with caution)
  • Skin patches

Braces / Orthotics

  • Neoprene sleeve
  • Hinged brace
  • Heel wedges

Complimentary Medicine

  • Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulphate
  • Fish Oil
  • Krill
  • Magnesium

Injection Therapy

  • Steroid
  • PRP
  • Orthokine
  • Artificial fluid injection
  • Stem cells

Nigel will have an open and honest discussion with you about what he considers the appropriate non-surgical and surgical treatment options for the arthritis in your knee.