Reduce chronic knee pain with this new treatment

New Delhi: Scientists have devised a new online treatment programme which can help in reducing the pain caused by chronic knee ailment.

Knee osteoarthritis, the leading cause of chronic knee pain, causes loss of function, reduced quality of life and psychological disability.

There is no cure for osteoarthritis and given the ageing population and increasing obesity, disease burden is rapidly increasing.

An internet-delivered treatment programme to determine if it could improve pain and function in patients with chronic knee pain was tested for the study.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia studied 148 adults aged 50 years or older who had chronic knee pain symptoms.