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Osteoarthritis (OA) and exercise: the benefits

The benefits of exercise for Osteoarthritis

A recent article has emphasised the importance of doing your physiotherapy exercises and keeping active if you have osteoarthritis (OA).

The article highlights the new recommendations by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), that physical exercise should form the main treatment for OA, with exercise shown to have the following benefits:

  • Strengthens the muscles surrounding the joint
  • Improves joint range of motion
  • Reduces pain
  • Helps you to maintain a healthy weight
  • Improves quality of life

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