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Posts Tagged ‘treatment option’

Bursa

Bursa

A bursa is the fluid-filled sac that provides a cushion between the bones, tendons, and muscles surrounding a joint.  This helps the knee move freely and protects the bones and cartilage.  The knee bursa is filled with synovial fluid.  Bursa is latin for “purse” because the fluid-filled sac looks a lot like a small purse.

Receiving an injection of synovial fluid is a treatment option for knee osteoarthritis.



Step Machine

Step Machine

A step machine is a great low impact exercise to help ease the pain in your arthritic knees.  Step machines help protect your joints because you use pedals suspended above the ground that move in a circular motion, as opposed to stepping on hard surfaces.  There are various types of step machines.  Some are completely manual, and some have motors.  The benefit of step machines is that they provide strength and resistance training in the form of an aerobic workout.

Elliptical trainers are advanced versions of steps machines.  These machines work the arms and upper body as well as the lower extremities.

Step machines are an effective low impact exercise to help treat your knee osteoarthritis.