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Joint Health: Can Exercises Reduce the Need for Surgery?

Good Morning America—October 25, 2016

Good Morning America's Lara Spencer looks at joint health and what exercises you should do to strengthen your body. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of joint pain, affects 27 million Americans, almost 20% are under the age of 60. This is the leading cause of joint replacement surgery.

"The prevailing thought is that if you keep your muscles strong, flexible and in good balance, you're going to prevent abnormal joint stresses," said Erica Fritz, PT, DPT, OCS.

"I think one of the most important things when it comes to exercising is to be assessed, to make sure that you are doing exercises that are appropriate for you," added Erica.

To watch the full segment, please visit ABCNews.go.com.


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