Patients with osteoarthritis do not need to stay indoors and should maintain moderate exercise

2022-05-07 0 By

Patients with osteoarthritis need not stay at home Should keep moderate exercise It is golden autumn, many elderly people will go out to play, for the elderly with osteoarthritis, there is no need to “stay at home”.Moderate exercise therapy in patients with osteoarthritis can reduce pain, improve physical function, improve quality of life and walking ability, and reduce the risk of falls, experts suggest.Globally, osteoarthritis is a common musculoskeletal disease in people over the age of 60 and a major cause of disability in the middle-aged and elderly, said Lin Jianhao, director of the Department of osteoarthrosis and Arthrosis at Peking University People’s Hospital.With an ageing population and an obesity epidemic, osteoarthritis is on the rise, even among the young and physically active.Many studies have shown that exercise therapy can relieve pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis and degenerative meniscus tears, improve physical function and quality of life, improve walking speed, time and total distance in the elderly, improve balance and reduce the risk of falling, Lin said.The types of exercise are aerobic exercise, muscle strength exercise, range of motion exercise and neuromuscular training.Taking aerobic exercise as an example, patients can choose swimming and fast walking as appropriate, but they should not carry out excessive weight-bearing exercise such as mountaineering and climbing stairs.”In terms of side effects and adverse events, the most common side effect of exercise therapy is musculoskeletal pain, and there have also been studies reporting falls, dizziness and increased comorbidity.Exercise therapy is generally safe, but patients should be evaluated by a professional before starting treatment.”Lin Jianhao said.Lin Jianhao suggested that, according to the “knee osteoarthritis exercise therapy clinical practice guidelines”, exercise therapy should be in accordance with the principle of gradual, under the guidance of professional doctors, combined with the treatment of 3 months after the situation to decide whether to continue.If a type of exercise is not effective, the physician should adjust the exercise prescription and encourage patients to try different types of exercise therapy.(Reporter Lin Miaomiao) Responsible Editor: Xiao Yun Statement: This article is reproduced for the purpose of passing on more information.If the source is wrong or violated your legitimate rights and interests, please contact the author with proof of ownership, we will promptly correct, delete, thank you.Email address: