Exercise app helps with knee OA pain

After 6 weeks those using the app had less pain and better function: study

An app-based exercise program may be more effective for easing pain from knee osteoarthritis than usual care alone, a small UK study suggests.

Researchers randomised 105 patients with knee osteoarthritis to receive either routine self-management care alone or in combination with a six-week smartphone app.

The app, developed by Swedish organisation the Joint Academy, is a digitally-delivered exercise program focused on balance, core stability and neuromuscular leg strengthening.

At six weeks, patients in the intervention

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