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Recent Osteoarthritis Prevention and Coping Advice from Mayo Clinic Experts Touts Exercise, Physical Therapy

World Arthritis Day, October 12, 2013, reminds us of the pain and disability that affects millions of people in the U.S. The most common arthritis type, osteoarthritis, is a debilitating joint condition affecting and estimated 27 million Americans. The good news is there are things you can do to prevent osteoarthritis, as well as enhance […]

Moderate Exercise Does Not Increase Knee Osteoarthritis Risk

Adults age 45 and older who exercise moderately for up to two and a half hours a week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis, according to a new study in which researchers followed these adults during a six-year period. There was a slightly higher risk of knee osteoarthritis in adults who exercised […]

Physical Therapy Helps to Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain, Study Finds

Physical therapist-delivered manual therapy or exercise therapy programs are a cost-effective way to relieve pain and improve function in people with osteoarthritis in the knee and hip joints, according to two studies published in the scientific journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.

In April 2013, researchers in New Zealand reported on a one-year study of 206 […]

Runners Less Likely to have Osteoarthritis, Hip Replacements

A new study discredits theories that runners are more likely than walkers and other exercisers to get osteoarthritis and need hip replacements.

Researchers studied health information on nearly 90,000 walkers and runners, analyzing how running, walking and other exercise types affect osteoarthritis and hip replacement risks.

They found runners had less osteoarthritis and fewer […]