Osteoarthritis, aka degenerative joint (or disc) disease, aka OA, affects over 52.5 million people in the United States, approximately 50% of whom were 65 years or older, according to the CDC. I tend to think that number is quite higher.
But you're in luck! There is scientific evidence that shows you can decrease the pain in arthritic joints with exercise and activity. The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) recently published an article discussing the benefit of activity for people with OA.
They have 7 Key Recommendations:
The therapists at SRVPT have a variety of backgrounds and are interested in sharing our knowledge with you! Check out their bios for more specific information.