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Daily Walking Kept Arthritic Knees Working
Walking each day may keep disability away. That seems to be the message of a recent study on people with, or at risk of, osteoarthritis of the knee.
Avoiding Disability Through Light Activity
Only intense physical activity like running has real health benefits, right? Think again.
Knee Replacement While Obese
Knee replacement surgery can be an effective way to treat osteoarthritis. But according to one review, it may pose additional risks for obese patients.
Rewards of Exercise Don't Stop with Age
Even in old age, physical activity can keep the body moving like it’s young. Being free to move and having less pain are always good.
Breaking a Sweat for a Better Life with OA
For patients who have osteoarthritis, aching knees don't always seem compatible with physical activity. But a new study shows that exercising may actually add healthy years to a patient's life.
Two is Better than One for Knee OA Pain
Diet and exercise are two things that heavier adults are told to consider when seeking relief from pain in the knees. With osteoarthritis, exercise by itself might not be enough to reduce the stress placed on those joints.
The Ache on the Joints of Bigger Women
Excessive pounds can put added pressure on the joints of obese individuals. Man or woman, that added pressure may contribute to arthritis. But new research suggests that obesity may have a bigger impact on arthritis in women than in men.
Knees Buckling Under Pressure
Your body weight and your job may be putting considerable pressure on your knees. This pressure could lead to a medical condition called knee osteoarthritis.
The Stress of Extra Weight on the Knee
Extra pounds from fat can stress the body in a number of ways. For older adults, excess weight can rub the knees the wrong way.
Working Out The Wobbly Knees
Muscle strength is key to helping wobbly knees become more stable. And you have to exercise to get that muscle strength. But whether or not the exercise focuses on the knees might not matter.