Knee Pain Treatments: Osteoarthritis, Meniscal Tears, and Baker's Cysts

Understanding and Treating Common Knee Conditions

Healthcare professionals at Revived Mobility provide comprehensive treatment plans for people with osteoarthritis of the knee, meniscal tears, and Baker’s cysts, depending on the severity of the condition and the individual’s specific needs.

In addition to these services, we may also offer lifestyle and dietary recommendations to help manage the condition and prevent further damage to the joint.

Osteoarthritis of the Knee Treatments

Osteoarthritis, also known as “degenerative joint disease,” is a common condition that affects the knee joint. It occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones begins to wear away, causing the bones to rub against each other. This can lead to pain, swelling, and stiffness in the knee joint.

Osteoarthritis is more common in older adults, but it can also occur in younger people who have had an injury or overuse their joints. Risk factors for developing osteoarthritis of the knee include being overweight, having a family history of the condition, and having a previous injury to the knee.

Treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee may include medications to reduce pain and inflammation, physical therapy to improve mobility and strength, and in severe cases, surgery to repair or replace the damaged joint. 

At Revived Mobility, we specialize in treating osteoarthritis by using only non-surgical techniques. Our treatment program is designed to aid the knee to heal on its own by activating the body’s natural rejuvenation process. 

Meniscal Tear Treatments

The menisci are C-shaped pieces of cartilage that sit between the bones of the knee joint and help to cushion and stabilize the joint. A meniscal tear is a common injury that occurs when the meniscus is torn or damaged.

Meniscal tears can be caused by twisting or turning the knee, or by lifting heavy objects. They are more common in athletes and people who participate in activities that involve a lot of twisting or turning, but they can also occur in people with osteoarthritis of the knee.

Symptoms of a meniscal tear may include pain, swelling, and stiffness in the knee, as well as a feeling of instability or “giving way” when weight is placed on the joint. 

Treatment for a meniscal tear may include rest, ice, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery. If you’ve been told you need surgery or think you may have a meniscal tear, we may have a better option to treat your tear!

Baker's Cyst Treatments

A Baker’s cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is a fluid-filled sac that forms behind the knee. It is named after the surgeon who first described it in the 19th century.

Baker’s cysts are most commonly caused by osteoarthritis or meniscal tears. They can also be caused by other conditions that affect the knee joint, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout.

Symptoms of a Baker’s cyst may include swelling and discomfort behind the knee, as well as a feeling of tightness or stiffness in the joint. Treatment for a Baker’s cyst may include medications to reduce swelling and pain, physical therapy to improve mobility and strength, and in some cases, aspiration (removal of the fluid) or even worse… Surgery! 

Before you consider going under the knife, give Revived Mobility a call to schedule an appointment and learn how we may be able to help you avoid surgery.