More lasting methods of reducing pain in the knee and hip include weight loss and strength training. Total hip or knee replacement for will also relieve pain to a significant degree — and restore motion. Joint replacements, which are only recommended for patients over age 45, can last up to 20 years before a revision surgery is necessary.
Arthroscopic cleaning of the joint can provide significant relief for younger patients with arthritis. Viscosupplementation injections have been shown to reduce the condition’s progression.