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Exercise, Manual Therapy Relieve Pain and Improve Function in Osteoarthritis

While it may seem counterintuitive to move or have a physical therapist do manual therapy on a painful hip or knee joint, new research suggests exercise and manual therapy relieve pain and improve function among osteoarthritis sufferers.

Researchers from New Zealand presented their results November 2014 at the American College of Rheumatology Annual […]

Hip Fracture Repair Surgery Leads to Lifetime Health and Financial Benefits, According to New Study

The surgical repair of hip fractures not only increases quality of life and mobility, but also cuts lifetime health care costs by more than $65,000 each patient, according to a new study.

Hip fracture is a common occurrence among especially older people. More than 300,000 Americans suffer a hip fracture each year, often […]

One-third of Knee Replacements Performed in U.S. are Unnecessary, According to New Study

U.S. researchers studying 175 people who had total knee replacement surgery found only 44 percent of those procedures were “appropriate.” Thirty-four percent, they said, were “inappropriate” and 22 percent were “inconclusive.” Inappropriate cases are those where the risks of the surgery outweigh the benefits. In inconclusive cases, the risks and benefits are about equal. […]

Knee Osteoarthritis Might Not Slow You Down If You Walk 6,000 Steps Daily

Physical therapists have long known that physical activity can prevent or slow functional limitations associated with knee osteoarthritis. What wasn’t clear was whether simply walking would protect people against the functional limitations associated with knee osteoarthritis. New research shows it does.

Boston University researchers reported June 12, 2014 in the journal of Arthritis […]