What is the role of muscle dysfunction in the etiology of osteoarthritis (OA)?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Muscle dysfunction compromises the body’s neuromuscular protective mechanisms, leading to increased joint motion and ultimately resulting in osteoarthritis. This effect underscores the need for continued muscle toning exercises as a means of preventing muscle dysfunction.


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