Exercise and Arthritis of the Knee
A recent study of 250 patients, aged sixty and beyond, with osteoarthritis of the knee determined that exercise can prevent many of the arthritis symptoms which affect activities of daily living.
The study was divided into three groups which included one group which walked for forty minutes/day, three times/week. The second group spent forty minutes/day, three times/week on weight training for the lower extremities and the third group did no exercise at all.
The study definitely showed that both aerobic and resistance exercise allowed preservation of activities of daily living ability over a period of time.
This information should encourage persons with osteoarthritis to continue to walk and do resistance exercises along with the advice of their doctor in an attempt to relieve the pain and disability resulting from osteoarthritis.