Arthritis, in particular osteoarthritis, is a common problem that many experience.
One treatment stands out as a great choice for many that have osteoarthritis:
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Therapeutic exercise and manual therapy ease pain, improve strength, range of motion, and function.
Mind-body exercises are promising approaches to reduce pain, as well as improve physical function and quality of life for individuals with knee osteoarthritis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28183188
There are a variety of choices for strengthening exercise programs with positive recommendations for healthcare professionals and knee osteoarthritis patients. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28183213
A short-term aerobic exercise program with/without muscle strengthening exercises is promising for reducing pain, improving physical function and quality of life for individuals with knee osteoarthritis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28183194
Land-based therapeutic exercise, notably strength training, for management of hip osteoarthritis in reducing pain, stiffness and self-reported disability, and improving physical function and range of motion. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26400851
Forty-six positive grade recommendations (i.e. A, B, C+) were obtained during short-term (<12 weeks) trials for pain, stiffness, physical function, grip strength, pinch strength, range of motion, global assessment, pressure pain threshold, fatigue and abductor pollicis longus movement and during long-term (>12 weeks) trials for physical function and pinch strength. There is a need for further research to isolate the specific effect of exercise components. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29911409
Instructions: (**Before you try this or any other exercise, ask your physical therapist.)
Sessions: Once Everyday, Perform As Tolerated
Hold Time: 5 seconds
Exercises provided courtesy of Real Time Rehab
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