A meta-analysis of 19 studies suggests that individualized land-based
therapeutic exercise reduces knee pain, improves in physical function,
and improves quality of life among people with knee OA.
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a major public health issue because it
causes chronic pain, reduces physical function and diminishes quality of
life. Aging of the population and increased global prevalence of
obesity are anticipated to dramatically increase the prevalence of knee
OA and its associated impairments. No cure for knee OA is known, but
exercise therapy is among the dominant non-pharmacological interventions
recommended by international guidelines.
Couple walking at Providence Point in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania