STUDIES: OSTEOARTHRITIS PATIENTS USING EXERCISE THERAPY HAVE LESS PAIN, CUT OPIOID & ANALGESIC USE

Conclusion Among patients with knee or hip OA using analgesics, more than half either discontinued analgesic use or shifted to lower risk analgesics following an 8-week structured exercise therapy and patient education programme (GLA:D). These data encourage randomised controlled trial evaluation of whether supervised exercise therapy, combined with patient education, can reduce analgesic use, including opioids, among patients with knee and hip OA pain.

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  1. Dr. C I very much agree with this. I was preparing for a Reverse shoulder replacement but with the Covid it was cancelled and I am so glad.
    Working with my PT and my Chiropractor using Stretches, Isometrics and strengthening exercises have made such a difference. Less/no
    pain and much less medication, Tylenol is sufficient.
    Thank you for all you are doing.

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