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When Mobility Meets Pain: Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee OsteoarthritisWhen Mobility Meets Pain: Knee Osteoarthritis

Bumrungrad International Hospitalour corporate member, a global pioneer in providing world-class holistic healthcare with innovation and international patient support for over four decades, shares vital insights into the realm of knee osteoarthritis.

As we go about our daily lives, our knees bear the brunt of impacts and weight-bearing activities, inevitably leading to their deterioration with age. The more stress we subject our knee joints to, the faster this deterioration occurs.

Warning Signs

  • Initial pain behind the knee that can spread to the sides/front.
  • Pain while walking, often accompanied by cracking sounds.
  • Limited knee mobility.
  • Development of deformities (inward or outward movement of the knees).


  • Excess body weight.
  • Age-related deterioration (50-60 years).
  • Impactful sports and knee injuries.
  • Genetic predisposition (family history of obesity)

While knee osteoarthritis cannot be fully cured, treatments aim to slow its progression and protect from further damage. Three primary treatment approaches are available:

  1. Lifestyle modifications, medication, and physical therapy: For initial-stage patients.
  2. Non-surgical treatments with knee joint injections: For initial to intermediate stages.
  3. Surgical interventions: For severe/chronic cases when non-surgical options are ineffective.

Non-surgical treatments:

  • Steroid injections for temporary pain relief.
  • Hyaluronic acid injections to improve joint fluid and reduce inflammation.
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections, suitable for early to intermediate stages.

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About Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bumrungrad International Hospital in Asia is highly accredited, being the first hospital in Asia to be accredited by the US-based Joint Commission International (JCI) and achieving accreditation five times since 2002. It has also obtained other notable certifications such as the DNV GL MIR Certification for Infection Risk and the Global Healthcare Accreditation with Excellence designation from GHA. Bumrungrad demonstrates high clinical success rates and low infection rates. The hospital’s laboratory is certified by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the only one in Asia to achieve this level. Additionally, Bumrungrad is the only hospital in Thailand with an internationally-certified lab (ISO 15189) and the first hospital worldwide to achieve Certification of Conformance with GHA COVID-19 Guidelines for Medical Travel Programs. Newsweek ranked Bumrungrad as the best hospital in Thailand for two consecutive years and as one of the top 150 hospitals globally in their World’s Best Hospitals 2022 list.

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