Are your patients with knee osteoarthritis quietly avoiding exercise, fearing it will worsen their pain? A new randomized trial shows they are mistaken: It eases pain. Another trial shows how much walking helps -- literally how much.
What are the most important outcomes for patients with foot, ankle, knee or hip OA? Turns out, research on OA treatment has not addressed these patient concerns: there is little research about patients’ own preferences.
One observational study links quite modest regular physical activity with striking reductions in the risk of disability from knee osteoarthritis. Another suggests three simple, effective tests for physical function.