Abstract Osteoarthritis (OA) is a result of the breakdown of cartilage, when it is no longer able to act as shock-absorber between the knee and hip joints, where osteoarthritis commonly occurs in the body. Both conservative and physical therapy treatments have shown statistically significant results in treating OA symptoms, while hydrotherapy, specifically, and low-impact exercise are the best tools for pain management and improved quality of life after an OA diagnosis is made. An Analysis of Osteoarthritis from a Physical Therapy Perspective Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent form of arthritis, currently affecting over 20 million people in the United States (Cooper, 2010). It is estimated by research experts that by 2020, close to...The end:
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