Changing life-styles and osteoarthritis: what is the evidence?


Life-style modification, particularly exercise and weight reduction, is a core component of the management of osteoarthritis. In this chapter, the evidence for the efficacy of exercise, weight reduction and footwear is reviewed. Caveats to the evidence and the areas where further research is needed are highlighted. Long-term adherence to exercise and weight… (More)


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@article{Roddy2006ChangingLA, title={Changing life-styles and osteoarthritis: what is the evidence?}, author={Edward Roddy and Michael Doherty}, journal={Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology}, year={2006}, volume={20 1}, pages={81-97} }