Exercise for the Painful Arthritic Knee [news]
Rest and a reduction in movement are often recommended as treatment for osteoarthritic knees. However, immobilising a knee joint has some serious consequences for recovery. Loss of muscle strength during immobilisation occurs at 1–2% a day so conditioning is vital during rehabilitation. A literature search confirms that both isometric and isotonic resistance training can benefit osteoarthritic patients/clients.
Written by Suzi Nevell