How does exercise help osteoarthritis patients?


Exercise training, as complementary and adjunctive physiotherapy, can prevent cartilage degeneration, inhibit inflammation, and prevent loss of the subchondral bone and metaphyseal bone trabeculae. Increasing evidence indicates that exercise training can improve pain, stiffness, joint dysfunction, and muscle weakness as well as control weight in patients with knee osteoarthritis. There are several exercise training options for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, including aerobic exercise, strength training, neuromuscular exercise, balance training, proprioception training, and aquatic exercise. #WorldPhysiotherapyDay