Walk to Improve your Knee Arthritis!

Orthopaedic & Spine Center

 

Arthritis in the KneesHow many steps a day should you walk to improve your knee arthritis?  According to a new study, quite a few!

The University of Delaware’s Department of Physical Therapy had researchers look a data about Osteoarthritis patients, which was made available to the public.  The data came from the Osteoarthritis Initiative and measured physical function and activity and among patients with OA. Newly published research indicates that most (in fact, the vast majority) people with knee OA (osteoarthritis) can walk at least 6,000 steps a day. The researchers added that this is “the minimum amount needed to improve their arthritis and prevent disability.”

So lace up those sneakers and get moving.  It doesn’t matter if you walk quickly or slowly, on a track, the beach or at the mall.  As long as you walk at least 6,000 steps a day, you are on the track to improving your knee OA!

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