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Higher rates of arthritis in disadvantaged areas-2980

Higher rates of arthritis in disadvantaged areas

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Inactivity common among people with rheumatoid arthritis-2923

Inactivity common among people with rheumatoid arthritis

The risk of arthritis increases as people age. A study recently reported in ICAA Research Review (11[30] August 2011) found that 40.1% of men and 56.5% of women with osteoarthritis were inactive, percentages based on objective accelerometer readings. A separate analysis that likewise used accelerometers found the same to be true for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Physical activity improves quality of life for people with arthritis-2842

Physical activity improves quality of life for people with arthritis

For a person living with pain and stiffness from arthritis, exercise may not be appealing. However, physical activity can benefit people with arthritis by easing stiffness in the joint, managing weight, elevating mood and potentially easing the pain. Yet, according to an earlier study reported in ICAA Research Review (11[30] August 2011), a survey of 1,111 adults, ages 49-84 years, with doctor-diagnosed osteoarthritis in the knee found that 40.1% of men and 56.5% of women were inactive. A new study shows that inactivity impacts quality of life.

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Physical activity relieves arthritis, but sedentary living more common-2738

Physical activity relieves arthritis, but sedentary living more common

The benefits of physical activity for people with osteoarthritis, the wearing away of cartilage around the joints, include relieving pain and stiffness. Yet pain and stiffness may be a reason why people avoid physical activity. In the US, the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that people with chronic conditions, including osteoarthritis, accumulate 150 minutes/week of moderate-intensity physical activity. How close are people with osteoarthritis to reaching that goal?

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Yoga aids people with arthritis-2636

Yoga aids people with arthritis

Fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis are among the more than 100 types of arthritis. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of widespread pain and tender points on the body, often accompanied by fatigue and sleep disturbances. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune condition, likewise accompanied by widespread pain, that results in swollen and potentially deformed joints.

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Prehab before knee surgery sets the stage for recovery-2480

Prehab before knee surgery sets the stage for recovery

Arthritis or injury can lead to a knee arthroplasty, or knee replacement surgery. Over half a million of these surgeries are performed in the US each year (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons). Will exercise training before the surgery, known as prehabilitation, help the individual afterwards?

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