Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage in the knee joint to thin and the joint surfaces to become rougher, resulting in a stiff and painful knee. Swelling is the most prevalent symptom of knee osteoarthritis, which causes joint stiffness and reduces muscle activity. The disorder can induce two forms of swelling: hard swelling, produced by creating bone spurs called osteophytes, and soft swelling, caused by the joint being irritated and producing extra fluid.
According to one study, intermittent pneumatic compression therapy and standard treatment improve clinical outcomes in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. In addition, in terms of knee swelling, intermittent pneumatic compression therapy combined with conventional treatment is superior to cold-pack therapy combined with conventional treatment.
The same research shows that wearing recovery boots improves muscle strength and function, as well as reduces pain intensity in people with this condition.