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Osteoarthritis

Lifestyle modifications

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

  • Exercise is recommended for all people with osteoarthritis (OA) (1)

  • Exercise programs reduces pain and improve function of OA of the hip and knee (1)

  • Balance exercises are beneficial for OA of the hip and knee (1)


WEIGHT

  • For people who are overweight, weight loss is recommended (1)

  • Weight loss may improve function and pain (1)

References

Resources

Evidence Pyramid

EXPLANATION TO EVIDENCE PRESENTATION

Evidence based on guidelines and evidence based Clinical Decision Systems is written in BOLD

Evidence based on meta analysis or systematic reviews is written in BOLD and CURSIVE

Evidence based on randomized controlled trials is written in plain font

Evidence based on observational / cohort studies is written in CURSIVE

Figure: Evidence pyramid

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