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2019 Mar 14

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Gait mechanics contribute to exercise induced pain flares in knee osteoarthritis.


Boyer KA, Hafer JF
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Mar 14; 20(1):107.
PMID: 30871519.


Exercise-induced pain flares represent a significant barrier for individuals with knee osteoarthritis to meet physical activity recommendations. There is a need to understand factors that contribute to pain flares and the potential for the motor system to adapt and reduce joint loading should a flare occur. The study aim was to examine the impact of a bout of exercise on self-reported pain, walking mechanics and muscle co-contraction for participants with knee osteoarthritis.