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4 exercises to help alleviate hip and knee arthritis

Arthritis is is the leading cause of lower extremity disability in older adults, and the hip and knee are the most commonly affected. In this post, adapted from Adaptive Yoga, we explore exercises to help alleviate arthritis in the knee and hip.

An introduction to osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA), typically referred to in its truncated term simply as arthritis, is the most common condition affecting the musculoskeletal system.

It is characterized by the slow and sometimes progressive loss of cartilage that covers the bones of a joint. Those with OA of the hip or knee often experience pain when performing daily tasks, such as walking and climbing stairs, resulting in loss of mobility, stiffness, or instability.

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