Treat knee osteoarthritis with the right exercises

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Do you suffer from knee osteoarthritis and are you curious which exercises help? Read all about the exercises that our physiotherapist recommends.

You suffer from osteoarthritis in your knee(s). That is extremely annoying, because it is a condition for which there is no medicine. The cartilage in your knee becomes thinner, causing you to experience a lot of pain and stiffness. This makes it less fun and attractive to continue practicing your beloved walks or favorite sport. You can make knee osteoarthritis very bearable by performing the right exercises. As crazy as it sounds, it is best to continue exercising if you have osteoarthritis. Read all about the exercises that our physiotherapist recommends.

How does osteoarthritis of the knee develop?

Osteoarthritis is especially common in older people. Osteoarthritis often occurs due to wear and tear and old age. The cartilage deteriorates over the years and (unfortunately) no medicine has yet been developed for this. We see many older patients come to our practice. The pain caused by knee osteoarthritis can be relieved and inhibited by various exercises. But don't be misled into thinking that osteoarthritis only occurs in the elderly. Young people can also develop osteoarthritis (in their knees). Trauma and injury can result in damage to the cartilage, which can cause knee osteoarthritis even at a young age.

Can you exercise with osteoarthritis?

You may wonder whether you can exercise if you have osteoarthritis in your knee (or elsewhere in the body). Those stiff muscles hurt during exercise. Fortunately, you don't have to stop your favorite activity! It is actually very healthy to continue exercising and a very good idea to start a sport if you have not already done so. Your pain complaints can be reduced by exercising. This strengthens your muscles and your stability. Although it is not very attractive to do, we do recommend exercising with knee osteoarthritis.

Move more freely through exercises aimed at your knee osteoarthritis

Unfortunately, knee osteoarthritis cannot be cured, but with the right exercises you can make it a lot more bearable for yourself. Of course you can use painkillers for the pain. We do recommend that you consciously reduce the pain caused by osteoarthritis in your knee. The most important tip: keep moving! This is best done with the help of a physiotherapist. The physiotherapists at Fysi Tilburg are happy to create a tailor-made plan, allowing you to perform varying exercises. This way it remains fun to be active. 

During our physiotherapy for knee osteoarthritis we develop an exercise program that is tailored to your wishes. You can also work with this outside our practice. Together we ensure that your quality of life improves!

Walk into our practice and get out and about more agile

Time to do something about your osteoarthritis in your knees. Our physiotherapists are happy to devise a treatment plan in consultation with you. This way you will receive appropriate exercises that ensure that your knee osteoarthritis causes less pain. Of course, you are supposed to perform those exercises. Please indicate what is possible for you with the 'homework' that you receive from our physio. Together we ensure that you become more mobile again and experience less pain. Make an appointment with us today physiotherapist in Tilburg by calling or texting to +31 (0)13 543 58 41 or by sending an email to

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