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  • Nonsurgical treatments expand knee OA care options

    When patients present in the early stages of knee OA, physicians are better able to address the disease with inexpensive, nonoperative treatments. The top-line nonoperative treatments supported by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Rheumatology and the Osteoarthritis Research Society International include behavioral interventions, such as weight loss, physical activity and self-management education.

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  • Q&A: How physical therapy can limit the risk of re-injury

    Many athletes use injury prevention programs which can help individuals without prior ailments maintain their body’s peak performance and protect against common injuries.

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  • How to lose 10 lb in a month

    People can lose weight in many different ways. However, weight loss solutions that work for some people may not work for others. One way that a person can try to lose weight is to set a monthly weight loss goal.

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  • Exercise recommendations for people with chronic pain

    Exercise, which can take the form of simple physical activity such as walking, is good for people with joint pain. Joints were made to move and if we don't move them they'll get stiff, creaky, even more painful and our muscles, which are extremely important for protecting our joints against harmful movements, will weaken—exposing them to even greater harm.

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  • Exercise and mental health during COVID-19: Study explores link, trends

    A new study found that the anxiety and stress that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic have made it less likely that people will engage in physical activity that could help them maintain their mental health. The results showed that those who have remained physically active during the pandemic have done so primarily to maintain their mental health. For others, mental health problems have become a barrier to exercise.

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  • Physical activity reduces cardiovascular risk in rheumatic patients

    The risk of developing atherosclerosis—a narrowing of the arteries as cholesterol plaque builds up, leading to obstruction of blood flow—is higher for people with autoimmune rheumatic diseases than for the general population. The good news, according to a new study published in Rheumatology, is that regular exercise is a powerful weapon against vascular dysfunction in these patients.

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