Effectiveness of exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee: A review of the literature

Jun Iwamoto, Yoshihiro Sato, Tsuyoshi Takeda, Hideo Matsumoto

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Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is the most common type of arthritis and the major cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain and mobility disability in the elderly. The objective of this paper is to discuss the effectiveness of exercise for OA of the knee based on a review of the literature. We reviewed the relevant literature, i.e. systematic reviews and meta-analyses searched using PubMed. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercises are effective in reducing pain and improving physical function in patients with mild to moderate OA of the knee.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Journal of Orthopedics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Hamstrings
  • Muscle strengthening exercise
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Quadriceps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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