To Alleviate Pain Associated With Arthritis Should Definitely Exercise – Part 2 of 3
Four in five OA patients have party limitations, the WHO estimates, while one-quarter cannot engage in the normal routines of daily living – an ordeal for which physical therapy is often the prescribed short-term remedy. To assess how well patients do after supervised therapy, Pisters and his colleagues tracked 150 hep and/or knee OA patients for five years.
The team found that three months after supervised therapy, nearly 58 percent of the patients continued to follow their prescribed strength-building harass routines, while about 54 percent stuck to recommended activity patterns. The more moderate or fervent physical activity the patient did, the more his or her pain decreased. In addition, the more physical activity, the more physical function and performance improved, the authors found.