Benefits of At-Home Exercises for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

April 26, 2018

Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common cause for disability and limited mobility in the elderly, with considerable suffering and decreased quality of life. Interventions including exercise enhanced physical activity, and self-management have proven to reduce pain and improve the overall well-being of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.

The JMIR article, “The Efficacy of Electronic Health- Supported Home Exercise Interventions for Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Knee” was published on April 26, 2018, by five doctors who conducted a study regarding the benefits of online exercise to test the efficacy for patients struggling with osteoarthritis of the knee.

This study targeted the comparison of patients with osteoarthritis in the knee who used at-home exercise interventions with patients who had no other interventions regarding pain and physical function. In conclusion, the e-Health supported exercise interventions resulted in decreased pain, improved physical function, and higher health-related quality of life.

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