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? Have you been suffering from chronic knee pain?
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 is hard on our joints and can cause damage. Most of the time, our body repairs this damage before it affects the cartilage. But once the cartilage is damaged, it cannot repair itself. This is why people with osteoarthritis experience progressive worsening of their joints.
Damaged cartilage results from the ‘wear-and-tear’ effect and causes the pain and stiffness that many experience with osteoarthritis.
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.