How do you know whether your knee pain is due to
osteoarthritis (OA)?

SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, AND CAUSES OF OA

Here is an important bit of information for you to consider when your knees are bothering you. Pain and stiffness are usually signs that something is wrong inside your knee joint. If you’re feeling pain, don’t just sit and suffer. Talk to your doctor. Getting diagnosed is an important step to help you and your doctor decide the best plan to treat your symptoms.

Remember, if you have osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain, learn about the many treatment options and ask your doctor whether EUFLEXXA may be right for you. Learn more about your treatment options.

GETTING DIAGNOSED WILL HELP YOUR DOCTOR DETERMINE
THE LIKELY CAUSE OF YOUR KNEE PAIN.

If you have any or all of the symptoms described below, you may have OA of the knee.

The main symptoms associated with OA of the knee are

  • Knee pain that worsens with physical activity and improves with rest1,2
  • Loss of mobility, including difficulty walking, climbing, or getting in and out of chairs or bathtubs1,2
  • Knee stiffness, especially in the morning or after long periods of sitting1,2
  • Swelling around the knee1,2
  • A creaking, crackly sound or crunching feeling when moving the knee1,2

Other possible symptoms include2

  • Knee gives out or feels unstable
  • New, bony growths in your knee area
  • Change in the look or shape of your knee

Talk to your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. Discuss where the pain is, how long you’ve had it, and what activities make it better or worse. Getting diagnosed will help your doctor determine the likely cause of your knee pain. If the diagnosis is OA of the knee, you and your doctor can discuss the most appropriate treatment options for you.

Although there is currently no cure for OA knee pain, treatments like EUFLEXXA can help reduce pain for up to 6 months* and help you stay active.1-3

*Individual results may vary.

References: 1. Osteoarthritis of the knee (degenerative arthritis of the knee). WebMD website. http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/ostearthritis-of-the-knee-degenerative-arthritis-of-the-knee#1. Reviewed May 24, 2014. Accessed October 11, 2016. 2. Manek NJ, Lane NE. Osteoarthritis: current concepts in diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician. 2000;61(6):1795-1804. 3. Srikulmontree T. Osteoarthritis. American College of Rheumatology website. http://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Osteoarthritis/. Updated May 2015. Accessed October 11, 2016.

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