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Archive for January 30th, 2011

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A New study published in Arthritis and Rheumatism found strong evidence that an increase in activity relates to better knee function while walking.  People with arthritis should participate in moderate intensity, low-impact exercise for at least 10 minutes, totaling at least 2.5 hours per week.

Data from patients was gathered in Columbus, Baltimore, Providence, and Pittsburgh.

Dorothy Dunlop, the study’s lead author, said, “The more active people are the faster they can walk.”  Dr. Dunlop is an associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

So even if your knee is stiff, just getting up and walking a little will help!  You don’t need medicine, or prescriptions, or fancy gym equipment….just put on your shoes and walk!  A neoprene support brace can help you get up and moving.