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Lifestyle changes in the management of osteoarthritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11567539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lifestyle changes are gaining increasing recognition in the management of osteoarthritis. In most guidelines advice on exercise and weight reduction is now given priority over pharmacological therapies. In view of the face validity, safety and cost-effectiveness of such measures this would seem appropriate. This chapter discusses the role of exercise therapy, weight reduction and footwear. The emphasis is on evidence for effectiveness, comparison of techniques available and maintenance of adherence with each lifestyle change. Because most of our knowledge surrounds management of knee osteoarthritis, this is the focus of our discussion, with reference being made to other sites as appropriate.
S O'Reilly; M Doherty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1521-6942     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-24     Completed Date:  2001-12-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101121149     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.
Department of Rheumatology, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, London Road, Derby, DE1 2QY, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Diet Therapy
Exercise Therapy
Life Style*
Obesity / complications,  prevention & control
Osteoarthritis, Hip / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Osteoarthritis, Knee / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Weight Loss

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