Research has recently shown the link between regular walking and knee pain relief for osteoarthritis. The benefits are astounding and significant.
If you suffer from knee pain from osteoarthritis, you could fight it even without medication just by walking. So, if you’re wondering how to reduce knee pain even without medication, we’ve got great news for you.
A team of scientists led by Dr. Grace Hsiao-Wei Lo was able to verify the effectiveness of this simple activity in prevent and decrease knee pain for those suffering from osteoarthritis.
The data was collected using a group of people aged 50 and over as a sample, asking them to accurately communicate how often and how often they walked, which allowed the research team to divide the sample into two groups.
The first, the “walkers”, are those who have indicated that they walk for exercise 10 times or more; the second, the “non-walkers” from ten less. The results are astounding. Even if the knees show symptoms of osteoarthritis, for walkers the pain was reduced by 40% or even absent. Since the study had a very long duration, spanning several years, it was found that the effects are extremely beneficial even in the long term.
Walking for physical activity has several positive sides: it is an activity that takes up little time, completely free and without side effects (unlike medicines). Also, keeping moving helps with heart health, reduce the risks associated with obesity and diabetes, and can help you reduce the chances of developing certain types of cancer as well.
And even if you experience knee pain from osteoarthritis, you can still have some benefits. Dr. Lo commented on this:
“If you experience daily knee pain, it may still be beneficial, especially if you have the type of arthritis that leads to arched legs.”
In short, if you think about it, it is truly amazing that simply putting one foot in front of the other every day can dramatically improve your health.