Online treatment reduces chronic knee pain from arthritis

Reuters—February 22, 2017

Reuters reports on a new study that found that a web-based program of exercise and coping skills training improves both function and pain in arthritic knees.

Online therapy can greatly improve access to effective, non-surgical and non-drug relief for those with knee osteoarthritis.

“These results are encouraging and show that ‘telemedicine’ is clearly ready for prime time,” said Lisa A. Mandl, MD, MPH, rheumatologist at HSS and study investigator.  “The real added benefit here is that patients do not have to come in for an appointment. They can access high-quality exercise and coping skills therapy, that is particularly tailored to them, at a place and time which is convenient."

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