How a handful of lifestyle changes helped reduce a patient’s OA pain

Anne, 75, presents with chronic osteoarthritis (OA) of her right knee.

She finds acupuncture helpful in controlling pain. However, she is experiencing increasing pain, morning stiffness and swelling of the knee which affects how far she can comfortably walk.

The knee pain disrupts sleep, particularly after an active day, such as shopping for several hours.

On a scale of zero to 10 (10 being worst), her pain score can reach as high as eight but usually hovers around four.