No difference between home-based strength training and home-based balance training on pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised trial.

Chaipinyo K, Karoonsupcharoen O

The objective of this study was to answer the question: is four weeks of home-based balance training more effective than four weeks of home-based strength training at decreasing pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis? 48 community volunteers with knee osteoarthritis undertook home-based exercise programs of either balance training or strength training where they performed 30 repetitions/leg/day, 5 days/week for four weeks. The results showed no significant difference between groups for pain or strength. The only between-group difference in mobility was in the time taken to walk downstairs, where the strength group improved more than the balance group.

There was no difference in pain between home-based strength training and home-based balance training in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 2009, 55(1), 25-30

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