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Owens C, Conaghan PG. Improving joint pain and function in osteoarthritis. Practitioner 2016;260(1799):17-20

Improving joint pain and function in osteoarthritis

16 Dec 2016Pais-up subscribers

Osteoarthritis has become a major chronic pain condition. It affects more than 10% of adults and accounts for almost 10% of health service resources. The impact of osteoarthritis is amplified by underuse of effective muscle strengthening exercises and a focus on often less effective and poorly tolerated analgesic therapies. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise have been shown to improve joint pain and function. Weight loss not only improves joint pain and function but has a myriad of other health benefits.

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