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Is walking a good exercise for osteoarthritis?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It can help keep OA at bay.
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In brief: Yes
It can help keep OA at bay.
However sometimes even this hurts. Consider stem cell therapies as options if steroid injections or synvisc/euflexxa type injections are not helpful enough. Check out Regenexx.Com.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Evidence has shown that walking is beneficial for patients with osteoarthritis of the knees, hips, and back.

In brief: Yes
Evidence has shown that walking is beneficial for patients with osteoarthritis of the knees, hips, and back.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Zahid Nazir
Any exercise that strengthen the muscles around large joints helps to decrease the joint stress and pain. Because strong muscles support joints movements.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Great idea.
Walking is great for someone with osteoarthritis.
First, it's a great form of exercise that will be lightly impactful upon the compromised joints. Second, brisk walking has been shown to half the mortality of elderly people, so there's a significant health benefit for anyone in just briskly walking on most days of the week.

In brief: Great idea.
Walking is great for someone with osteoarthritis.
First, it's a great form of exercise that will be lightly impactful upon the compromised joints. Second, brisk walking has been shown to half the mortality of elderly people, so there's a significant health benefit for anyone in just briskly walking on most days of the week.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Eric Chiang
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: No, resistance train
Is better. For any weight bearing joint OA esp people with high BMI, any lb over ideal body weight puts joint in more strain/stress impact with every stride up to 3-5 times more for hips/knees and 5-7 times ankle base on walking or running.
What's going to help every OA Patient the most is to strengthen peri articulate structures like tendon/ligament/muscles for stability, pain contr, joint health

In brief: No, resistance train
Is better. For any weight bearing joint OA esp people with high BMI, any lb over ideal body weight puts joint in more strain/stress impact with every stride up to 3-5 times more for hips/knees and 5-7 times ankle base on walking or running.
What's going to help every OA Patient the most is to strengthen peri articulate structures like tendon/ligament/muscles for stability, pain contr, joint health
Dr. Eric Chiang
Dr. Eric Chiang
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