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Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on Knee Osteoarthritis.
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PMID:  21956792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Exercise is one of the most discussed and controversial nonpharmacologic management strategies for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Health care providers and patients share varied and often pseudoscientific beliefs regarding the effects of exercise on knee OA formulated on outdated notions of the etiology, pathophysiology, and progression of the condition. Based on the contemporary literature, regular light to moderate physical activity has both preventive and therapeutic benefits for individuals with knee OA. Exercise regimens with strong evidence of benefit include those that focus on aerobic/cardiovascular conditioning and lower extremity strength training. Health care providers should confidently incorporate exercise recommendations into clinical management and offer patients evidence-based and individually tailored exercise prescriptions to help manage the painful and often disabling symptoms of this condition.
Authors:
Stephan Esser; Allison Bailey
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current pain and headache reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-3081     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970666     Medline TA:  Curr Pain Headache Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Harvard Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 125 Nashua Street, Boston, MA, 02114, USA.
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