We’ve been saying it to patients for years, but there is now further evidence to support the belief that exercise helps keep osteoarthritis at bay.
In a study of 1,800 people, scientists at Boston University found that those who walked 3 miles a day, despite having arthritic knees, were more likely to be actively mobile two years on than those who were more sedentary.The research showed that 3,000 steps/day was beneficial, but 6,000 steps was ideal.
Whilst it may be difficult to be motivated when experiencing joint pain, using a walking stick/pole and wearing supportive, well cushioned shoes can help.
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