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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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.