Most common form of knee arthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) (aka degenerative joint disease)
Who gets this? Everyone! No one is getting younger. Not everyone has pain with it though. Some people will have more pain in one joint, but more "arthritis" in the other joint.
If it's degenerative what can be done?
A lot! Articular cartilagage is what lines the end of bones in joints. That is what we see on x-rays, but articular cartilage is aneural which means it does not give any pain signals. The synovium and synovical capsule are highly innervated so this can often be the cause of the pain.
Manual therapy (non-thrust manipulation) and specific exercises get fabulous results with osteoarthritis.
This video demonstrates some of the manual therapy techniques that are beneficial for knee OA.
This is a video that demonstrates an exercise that improves extension range-of-motion and quadriceps activation with people who have knee OA.
This video demonstrates an exercise that improves flexion range-of-motion with people who have knee OA.
20% improvement at the first session is expected