Dr. Thaddeus Bell talks about how proper exercise can help relieve some of the pain associated with osteoarthritis.
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What is osteoarthritis? Dr. Thaddeus Bell: Osteoarthritis is a condition of the bone when this bone on bone and as a result of the ageing process these bones began to detariate so it’s a ageing it’s a process in which the bones age as we get older so it’s a destruction of the bones because they are rubbing against one another it’s a very, very common problem that we see in young as well as in elderly people. Can people still exercise if they have osteoarthritis? One other thing that we use to think long time ago when people started doing a lot of running the suit Sayers thought that a lot of running that is going to cause more osteoarthritis. But as in turns out we now know that exercise actually benefits and keeps people from developing osteoarthritis and is a primary treatment for arthritis as well so exercises are good thing for people who have some degree of osteoarthritis as well as arthritis, it helps with the pain. What about elderly people? Should they be exercising? Geo’s recently we have found out basial research that men and women who are walking at least an hour a day who are 64 years old and above, that both men and women seem to have a decreased in their ageing process and that’s a good thing that something that it kind of suspecting but now we have good research data to show that functional capacity of men and women who are 64 years old and above their functional capacity last longer they have more vitality and they don’t have as many health problems as people who don’t exercise that all, so we know now that, we know again that it helps improve once of theta BT’s it decreases the risk factors fro heart disease it helps to maintain weight it helps give you more stamina it helps to improve your sex life so all of those things are very, very important.