Kneeling for 30 minutes a day is linked to synovitis in knee osteoarthritis

kneeling, synovitis, arthritis digest, arthritis supportKneeling for 30 minutes or longer daily is associated with synovitis in people with or at risk for knee osteoarthritis, says a study in Arthritis Care & Research.

Experts looked at data from 594 people, collecting data about knee bending activities by questionnaire and synovitis status from MRIs.

Over half of the participants had synovitis. Analysis of the data revealed that kneeling for 30 minutes or more in a single day was associated with synovitis.

“Of all activities, only prolonged deep kneeling for more than 30 minutes on a single day in the past month was associated with greater odds of synovitis,” explains lead author Dr Ans Van Ginckel. “Considering the majority of the sample had mild synovitis on MRI, prolonged kneeling may be a risk factors of synovitis prevalence.”

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