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Tai Chi Benefits For Arthritis Sufferers

 

Tai ChiA recent study by the The George Institute for International Health has found that regular practice of Tai Chi can result in significant benefits to arthritis sufferers. They reported that Tai Chi has a positive effect on pain reduction and in reducing disability and that their study is “…the first robust evidence to support the beneficial effects of Tai Chi”.

The study is among the many that support the improvements that arthritis sufferers can experience through regular exercise.

The The George Institute for International Health is “an internationally-recognised health research organisation, undertaking high impact research across a broad health landscape.”

From: Medical News Today

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) not improved by arthroscopic surgery

Knee ArthroscopyA recent study published in the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy found that arthroscopic surgery  in osteoarthritic knees offered no significant benefits, when used in conjunction with physical therapy and medications as opposed to physical therapy and medications alone.

The subjects of the study had moderate to severe OA of the knee and did not experience improvements in physical function, pain or health-related quality of life when arthroscopic surgery was added to their regimen of physical therapy and medications.

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(from Pubmed)