Aerobic Exercises Help Patients with Hip & Knee OA

Reference:Minor et al 1989 Efficacy of physical conditioning exercise in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum (32): 1396-1405

Although to Physical Therapists it seems like common sense, most people including other health care professionals don?t know that aerobic exercises can help prevent and control the progression of osteoarthritis.

We?ve all heard of studies that support aerobic exercises help control cholesterol levels, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis etc., but not many of us are aware of studies on aerobic exercises and osteoarthritis.

Aerobic conditioning exercises have been demonstrated to be effective for patients with hip or knee OA
e.g. walking, cycling, pool walking, Nordic Track

Posted on: June 14, 2003

Categories: Hip , Knee , Relevant Physical Therapy Articles

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