exercise and treatment of knee osteoarthritis

Once again, another study has been produced confirming the importance of exercise in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Not only does a strength and conditioning programme improve the muscle strength around your knee and will benefit you in terms of pain relief in the medium to long term, should you come to need a knee replacement in the future, then having strong thigh muscles will allow you to recover very much quicker.

This study, published by Western University in Canada, includes a 12 week programme of a neuromuscular exercise programme which demonstrates the old adage “no pain no gain”. Exercising through your discomfort is safe and, with the right exercise, working through this initial pain will improve your function and reduce your overall discomfort from your arthritis.

For more advice on the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, call us on 020 3693 2127 or email us on Knee@fortiusclinic.com to arrange a consultation with Mr David Houlihan-Burne.