The degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis is prevented by exercise, researchers from Queen Mary University of London report. Continue reading
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Doing exercises before knee replacement surgery makes for a shorter hospital stay, says a new study in the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics.
An extensive review of research looked at outcomes for people about to have a total knee replacement operation. The team compared those who did a preoperative exercise programme with those who didn’t. But they could only find five relevant studies because not much research has looked at self-reported function, stiffness and pain in this context.
However, the findings did relay that a preoperative exercise programme is associated with a decrease in length of hospital stay. More studies should focus on pain, stiffness and function of people who do an exercise programme versus those who don’t.
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Combination of patellar mobilisation therapy and exercises help reduce osteoarthritis knee pain – new study
Special exercises and patellar mobilisation therapy seem to decrease pain for people with knee osteoarthritis, says a study from the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. Continue reading
People with fibromyalgia need encouragement to walk more as they will become less tired and have a lower chance of developing additional conditions, highlights a large study in Rehabilitation Nursing. Continue reading