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Stretching Helps OA

Stretching Helps OA

This is a continuation of our series of articles from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ Full Guideline for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis.

Recommendation 5 РRange of motion and flexibility exercises should be considered as a treatment option for patients with knee osteoarthritis.  Knee OA is often accompanied by joint stiffness and limited muscle flexibility.  Stretching is inexpensive, has limited negative side effects, and is beneficial for the overall health of the patient.