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GUEST: Dr. Paula Walker discusses knee osteoarthritis

When the padding between bones erodes away, it can cause a painful condition. When the padding between bones erodes away, it can cause a painful condition.
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Knee osteoarthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States.

Here to talk more about this subject is Dr. Paula Walker from Columbus State University.

Some causes of knee osteoarthritis include advanced age and excessive weight. Limited mobility, pain, stiffness, and swelling are all symptoms of this.

Some ways to treat this type of osteoarthritis include losing weight, physical therapy, taking pain relievers and using a splint or knee brace.

Watch the video for more details.

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