Some Exercise Better than None

Some Exercise Better than None

Study participants were placed in one of five quintiles of gait speed and function and followed for 2 years. Those engaging in 45 minutes a week or more of moderate to vigorous activity (highest quintile) saw significant improvement in knee and hip pain (34-38%...
Vitamin D Supplements of No Benefit to Knees

Vitamin D Supplements of No Benefit to Knees

Australian researchers studied over 400 older adults who were deficient in vitamin D but otherwise healthy. All had symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. They were randomized into two groups: one received oral Vitamin D3 supplements, the other a placebo. While vitamin D...
Knee OA Pain and Weight Loss

Knee OA Pain and Weight Loss

A community-based study found a clear dose-response relationship in symptom improvement in overweight and obese people suffering with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Each subject was likely to require referral to an orthopedic surgeon for possible knee joint replacement....

Simple Hand Exercises for Osteoarthritis Relief

A small study of Norwegian women with limitations caused by hand osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to a home-based exercise group or an information only group. The exercise group was given specific, simple hand exercise assignments three times per week. After three...

Hand Exercises Help Older Ladies Improve Their Grip

Exercises as simple as squeezing a ball as hard as possible, spreading the fingers widely apart and rolling the fingers into a fist significantly improved function and reduced pain in women with hand osteoarthritis (HOA). This randomized, three month trial started...
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