The ‘wear-and-tear’ effect and knee pain
Is knee osteoarthritis slowing you down? Do you find it difficult to walk long distances or climb stairs? Do you suffer from knee pain regularly?
If you answered yes to these questions, you’re not alone. Knee osteoarthritis is a common condition for millions of people1.
Daily walking, bending and standing can be hard on joints and may cause damage. Cartilage in your joints does not heal itself very well when it is damaged or injured. Once joint cartilage is damaged, it cannot repair itself as well as skin or bone can. This is why some people with osteoarthritis experience progressive worsening of their joints.
Current treatments available for knee osteoarthritis only focus on symptomatic relief. In some cases, knee replacement surgery is required. However, these options don’t target the root cause of osteoarthritis, so a different approach to treating the condition is needed. This program of clinical trials includes investigational drugs that will target cartilage regeneration and preservation, as well as pain and inflammation reduction.