HEALING HANDS: Manual Therapy For Osteoarthritis Of The Knee Joint - PROF. UMASHANKAR MOHANTY

Introduction: Osteoarthritis (pronounced as: oss-tee-oh-arth-rye-tis)  is one of the most common musculoskeletal problem in the geriatric population. It is a degenerative joint disease and is one of the most common forms of arthritis. The disease happens due to the cartilage breakdown in joints(Fig.1). The breach in cartilage exposes the bone resulting in redundant friction between the exposed bony surfaces of the joint. As the degeneration progresses the person complains of joint pain or aching (often after exercise or extended periods of pressure on weight-bearing joints) and limited or eventual loss of range of motion.

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