Studies have shown that the appropriate physical exercise has a beneficial effect on cartilage.
Finally, in cases of knee or hip osteoarthritis, physiotherapy also has a role in preparing for surgery. By stimulating your muscles it helps to reduce stress on your joints and develop your muscles. In the rehabilitation of a patient with knee osteoarthritis, it aims to develop the quadriceps and stabilise the muscles of the knee. In patellofemoral osteoarthritis rehabilitation is prescribed to avoid excessive stress on the joint.
For hip osteoarthritis, sessions of physiotherapy are often recommended by the doctor before an operation. They help strengthen the muscles stabilising the hip. Rehabilitation of muscles is prescribed for limited periods of time.
First of all it is advisable to partially reduce pain before starting rehabilitation. The most common risk is to awaken your usual pain, generally only temporarily. When the acute episode has passed, it is essential to continue mobilisations in the form of self-rehabilitation. To keep fit in a lasting way, a few sessions are not enough, you need to do regular exercises on your own.