Thursday, April 14, 2011
Doctors' New Advice for Joint Pain: Get Moving!
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Osteoarthritis (OA) affects some 27 million Americans and leads to 632,000 surgical joint replacements a year. It is the most common cause of disability for U.S. adults, according to the nonprofit Arthritis Foundation. That number is expected to grow as the population ages: One in two adults will develop knee osteoarthritis before age 85, and the risk increases to two in three adults who are obese.
The best prescription to combat OA seems to be various forms of physical activity. These actvities include aquatic exercise, cycling, swimming, and strength training. Check out the full article here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703841904576257151484986480.html