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1322 Route 72 W., Suite 1

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Toms River, NJ 08755

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Home-Based Exercise as Effective as NSAID's for Knee Osteoarthritis


Home-based exercise designed for quadriceps strengthening improves knee osteoarthritis as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), says an article in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Vol 87, No 4).

The goal of this study was to examine the effect of home-based exercise on knee osteoarthritis among Japanese patients compared with that of NSAIDs. A total of 142 patients entered this trial to provide the baseline data. After 21 cases withdrew, the final number analyzed was 121 cases: 63 in the exercise group and 58 in the NSAIDs group.

Outcomes were evaluated with a set of psychometric measurements including the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC), 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), Japanese Knee Osteoarthritis Measure (JKOM), and pain with the visual analog scale.

The participants in both groups showed improvements in all scores at the end of the 8-week intervention. The difference in improvement rate of each score between the two groups was not statistically significant, though the mean rank score measured with JKOM in the exercise group was slightly better than that of the NSAIDs.