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Weight gain follows knee replacement-2041

Weight gain follows knee replacement

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Tai Chi for knee pain and yoga for back pain-1987

Tai Chi for knee pain and yoga for back pain

As people age, their likelihood of experiencing pain in their knees or lower back increases. About 55% of the nine million people with osteoarthritis in the knee in 2005 were 65 years or older (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons). Chronic low-back pain, which is experienced over the longterm, becomes more common with age (NIAMS). Exercise in the form of Tai Chi and yoga may be an alternative to standard treatments.

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Strong quadriceps may defend against osteoarthritis pain-1940

Strong quadriceps may defend against osteoarthritis pain

Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of disability. In the US, by age 65 half of the population has X-ray evidence of osteoarthritis, most commonly in the knees, hips or fingers (NIH Senior Health).

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Exercise restores function after knee replacement surgery-1606

Exercise restores function after knee replacement surgery

Total knee replacement surgery (called total knee arthroplasty or TKA) is performed when osteoarthritis in the knee impairs function. Although knee replacement improves function, people continue to have impaired quadriceps strength and function for activities such as walking and climbing stairs, which remain below those of healthy people of the same age.

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Exercise does not cause osteoarthritis-1603

Exercise does not cause osteoarthritis

Although physical activity and exercise are continually recommended to older adults, a team of researchers was concerned that some consumers believed that exercise might harm their joints. One of the concerns is that exercise could lead to osteoarthritis, the painful condition caused by the wearing away of the protective cartilage around the joints. A primary risk factor for osteoarthritis is older age, along with obesity, bone and joint diseases, joint injuries and female gender.

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