Medical Conditions

Knee Arthritis

Severity for this condition can vary.

Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability around the world. OA of the knee is commonly known as a wear and tear arthritis and usually affects one side of the knee more than the other. This wear and tear can result in changes to the knee alignment, resulting in a knock knee or bow leg appearance at the knees.

Medial OA knee pain refers to pain on the inside of the knee joint and is usually associated with a bow leg (Genu Varus) alignment. Lateral OA knee pain refers to pain on the outside of the knee and is usually associated with a knock knee (Genu Valgus) alignment.

Symptoms can include:

  • Pain or discomfort in the knee, this can usually be in one side of the knee or general knee pain. Pain usually worsens with increased activity.
  • Swelling around the knee joint. This can be generalised across the knee or in an isolated area of pain.
  • Increased stiffness in the knee, particularly after periods of rest.
  • Decreased mobility, making certain activities more difficult such as; getting up from a seated position or out of a car.

There are a range of orthotic interventions for OA knee pain. Knee bracing is a common intervention for OA of the knee and is a conservative non-invasive management of the painful symptoms often associated with knee OA. These types of braces are usually known as unloader of off-loading knee braces and are designed to improve the alignment of the knee and reduce pressures in affected side. There are a range of orthotic interventions available for the treatment of OA knee pain.

For more information on the orthotic options for knee pain check out our blog HERE

Total Body Orthotics offers face-to-face clinical assessments for the provision, measurements and fitting of a wide range of orthotic devices from insoles to fully customised Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFOs). Appointments are based at our clinic at The Arcade, High Street, Eccleshall , Staffordshire, ST21 6BZ. There is a £50 assessment fee to access this service.

If you have purchased a device from us and are struggling with fitting or wear we also provide free online Zoom consultations with our orthotist where we can provide remote support and advice where possible.

If you have any questions please contact a member of the team using our online enquiries form or by emailing

Recovery Time
Can Vary
Can Vary

The symptoms of arthritis you experience will vary depending on the severity of the condition and how active you are.

  • Joint pain, tenderness and stiffness
  • Inflammation in and around the joints, this can be on one ore both sides of the knee.
  • Restricted movement or stiffness of the joints
  • Warm red skin over the affected joint
  • Weakness with instability and muscle wasting

There’s no cure for arthritis, but there are many treatments that can help slow it down and reduce pain.

Total Body Orthotics offers a range of knee braces to help manage the symptoms of Arthritic knee pain.

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