What is the role of aerobic conditioning for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA)?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The importance of aerobic conditioning, particularly low-impact exercises (if osteoarthritis is affecting weight-bearing joints), should be stressed as well. Swimming, especially the aerobic aquatic programs developed by the Arthritis Foundation, can be helpful.


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