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Arthritis, in particular osteoarthritis, is a common problem that many experiences.

One treatment stands out as a great choice for many that have osteoarthritis:

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Refer to the Physical Therapy Corner

Manual therapy and therapeutic exercise can ease pain and improve strength and range of motion.

Here are three references and recommendations for knee arthritis:

Mind-body exercises can be a promising way to reduce pain and improve the quality of life for people with knee osteoarthritis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28183188

There are many options for strengthening exercises with positive recommendations for patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28183213

Individuals with knee osteoarthritis may benefit from a short-term aerobic exercise program that includes/without muscle strengthening exercises. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28183194

Here is a great reference for hip arthritis:

For hip osteoarthritis, a land-based therapeutic exercise is a good option, especially strength training. It can reduce pain, stiffness, and self-reported disability and improve physical function. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26400851

Here is a great reference for hand arthritis:

There were 46 positive grade recommendations (i.e. Forty-six positive grade recommendations (i.e. Further research is needed to determine the exact effect of different components of exercise. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29911409

Exercises for the Month

Instructions (**Please consult your physical therapist before you attempt this or any other exercise.

With a towel, Assisted Knee Range Of Motion

  • Attach a towel to the bottom of your foot/heel.
  • To bend the knee, use your arms to help you.
  • Continue to do so

Sets: 1Reps: 10
Sessions Everyday, As Tolerated
Hold Time 5 Seconds
Side: Both

Towel Squeeze

  • Gently squeeze the towel roll (or any similar object) gently
  • Repeat the process 10 times

Hip External Rotation with Bent Knee While Lying Down

      • Place one knee bent on your knees and lie back.
      • Keep your stomach muscles tight and slowly lower your bent knee towards the body.
      • Keep your opposite leg straight, and keep your hips in contact with the surface.
      • Repeat the process 5-10 times

Exercises courtesy of Real Time Rehab