Tag Archives: Osteoarthritis

Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis: Exercise Lowers it by 30%

People at high risk for knee osteoarthritis may be nervous and reluctant to participate in strenuous physical activities such as jogging, cycling, singles tennis and skiing. However, a new Northwestern Medicine study that followed high-risk individuals for 10 years showed vigorous exercise did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis and may even protect […]

Osteoarthritis of the Hip Joint

Does Osteoarthritis in the Hip Joint Necessitate Surgery? Most people with osteoarthritis of the hip joint never need joint replacement surgery. Surgery only becomes an option if the person suffers from severe pain in the joint that is unrelieved by available treatment methods, with a dramatically impaired ability to perform daily activities and marked joint […]

Strong Quads Help Fight Osteoarthritis

Strong Quads Help Fight Osteoarthritis Many individuals experience pain from osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, the “wear and tear” version of arthritis. It can occur in any joint but is especially common in the knee. Your knee is a complex joint where the thigh bone (femur), a lower leg bone (tibia) and the kneecap […]