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Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología

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JORGE JAIME, Márquez Arabia  y  WILLIAM HENRY, Márquez Arabia. Arthrosis and physical activity. Rev Cubana Ortop Traumatol [online]. 2014, vol.28, n.1, pp.83-100. ISSN 0864-215X.

Osteoarthritis is one of the main causes of pain and disability worldwide and fundamentally affects the knee, the hip and the hand joints. The influence of physical activity in the development and progression of osteoarthritis is controversial. Generally speaking, it seems that it does not have harmful effects in the knee and the hip; it rather benefits the joint health. Risk factors such as obesity and previous trauma do have harmful effects. The majority of experts recommend the non-pharmacological measures for the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis such as aerobics, strengthening, aquatic exercises, and physical therapy for improved physical functioning, reduction of disability and pain relief. It is necessary to determine more accurately the ideal prescription of exercises for the patients to obtain the best effects and to optimize the personalized management. The adherence to exercising is important to achieve at short and at long term the best benefits from any type of exercises, and the preferences for performing them and the barriers to do it should be evaluated. This article reviewed the general effects of exercising and of physical activity in the development, progression and treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis.

Palabras clave : osteoarthritis; exercising; physical activity; knee; hip.

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