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Exercise has shown to be effective in reducing persistent pain from osteoarthritis of the knee.

Fransen M, McConnell S. Land-Based Exercise for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Rhematol. 2009; 36(6): 1109-17. http://jrheum.org/content/36/6/1109.abstract

Reference

Title
Land-Based Exercise for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Publication
J Rhematol
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Fransen M, McConnell S
Volume & Issue
Volume 36, Issue 6
Pages
1109-17
URL
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