Massage therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized controlled trial.

  title={Massage therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Adam I. Perlman and Alyse Behrman Sabina and Anna-leila Williams and Valentine Y Njike and David L Katz},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={166 22},
BACKGROUND Massage therapy is an attractive treatment option for osteoarthritis (OA), but its efficacy is uncertain. We conducted a randomized, controlled trial of massage therapy for OA of the knee. METHODS Sixty-eight adults with radiographically confirmed OA of the knee were assigned either to treatment (twice-weekly sessions of standard Swedish massage in weeks 1-4 and once-weekly sessions in weeks 5-8) or to control (delayed intervention). Primary outcomes were changes in the Western… CONTINUE READING
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