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Knee Anatomy :: Arthritis

Normal Anatomy of the Knee Joint

How does the Knee joint work?
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Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint


Arthritis is a general term used to describe swelling and pain associated with joints in the body. There are several forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD), rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, etc. Since each foot contains 33 joints, it is easy to understand why many individuals suffer from arthritic conditions in their feet.

The pain associated with arthritis can often be relieved with medications such as acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol), aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. Advil, Aleve, Rx medications). Certain arthritic conditions can be relieved by simply wearing proper footwear, or with the use of orthotic devices. Occasionally, surgery is necessary to relieve the pain associated with arthritis of the feet.

Arthritis Arthritis

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Broken Bones and Injury



Pain Syndromes

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