Walk Daily to Prevent Total Knee Replacements


Walking has been shown to help with many conditions from back pain, to stress, and now daily walks have been shown to correlate with the likelihood of having a Total Knee Replacement.

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Today's #throwbackweek post was one of our most shared posts (shared over 300 times 😮)! Take a look 👀👇 ___ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Association of daily walking with the risk of total knee replacement over 5 years 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ RESULTS 📋⠀ 1️⃣️ Older adults (≥65 years) were: ⠀ -12% less likely to have a TKR for each additional 1000 steps/day walked. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - 52% less likely to have a TKR if they walked 6000 steps/day or more vs. those who did not. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2️⃣ No overall significant association between daily walking and risk of total knee replacement over 5 years in the overall sample or in younger adults. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS⠀ ➡️ 6000 steps/day is known to reduce the risk of functional limitation in knee OA. This evidence suggests that when possible clinicians should encourage physical activity for people with knee OA. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📗 REFERENCE Master, H., Thoma, L., Christiansen, M., Stefanik, J., Mathews, D., & White, D. K. (2018). Association of daily walking with the risk of total knee replacement over 5 years: an observational study. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 26, S237-S238.
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