Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Walking can Help Knee Arthritis

A report at the World Congress on Osteoarthritis  reported that regular walking can reduce the pain of arthritis in the knees.  Even walking on concrete can be helpful.  Recommendations are to start at 3000 steps a day and work up to at least 6000 steps.  Walking fast enough to work up a sweat is desirable, which usually takes about 100 steps per minute.  Of course, a doctor should review the recommendation for each patient.

See Family Practice News, June 15, 2015, p. 10-12.

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