Monday Nov 07, 2022

Walking and Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Simple Strategy to Slow Cartilage Loss - Frankly Speaking Ep 301

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Overview: In this episode, we will discuss a simple and inexpensive yet effective strategy for slowing the loss of knee joint cartilage in a patient with osteoarthritis: walking. Hear how recent evidence suggests that including a walking regimen into treatment plans may confer numerous benefits in this patient population.


Episode resource links:

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Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C


Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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