Treatment of osteoarthritic knee pain

Osteoarthritic knee pain and osteoarthritic knee joint degeneration - are they related?

Various studies have shown that osteoarthritic joint degeneration and osteoarthritic knee pain are not related.

In individuals with osteoarthritic knee pain, hyperexcitability of central nociceptive pathways has been demonstrated. It has also been shown that central sensitization produces an enhanced pain response, which could possibly lead to chronic pain.

This study shows that joint mobilization enhances controlled pain modulation in patients with painful knee OA.


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