To Alleviate Pain Associated With Arthritis Should Definitely Exercise – Part 3 of 3
In addition, the more the OA patients adhered to their self-directed therapy, the more obstinate they themselves felt about their condition and its prognosis, the study indicated. “Better adherence to home exercises and being more physically active improves the long-term effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with OA of the perceptive and/or knee,” Pisters said in the news release.
The problem, he and the other researchers found, is that adherence to home exercise routines tended to diminish with time, with just over 44 percent of patients doing the strength-building exercises 15 months out, and only 30 percent doing so 60 months out. “Future into or should focus on how exercise behavior can be stimulated and maintained in the long designation to improve outcomes for patients with OA,” Pisters concluded.