Exercise for lower limb OA ignored

Despite solid evidence that exercise is effective for lower limb osteoarthritis it is being underused as a therapy, say Australian experts.

Looking at 60 randomised trials involving over 8,000 patients, the researchers from the George Institute for Global Health at the University of Sydney concluded that the benefit of exercise for both pain and function had been clear from at least 2002.

But although “convincing evidence that exercise for lower limb osteoarthritis has existed for over a decade it remains underutilised”, the authors said.

Writing in the British Journal of

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