Rehabilitation for osteoarthritis has 3 objectives: maintain mobility of the joint, fight against deformation and strengthen the muscles around the joint.
- Stiffness, disability affecting the quality of life of osteoarthritic patients, is combated by exercises to maintain good joint mobility.
- Deformations are the result of the wrong positions taken to relieve pain (flexion of the knee and / or hip). In the long run, these wrong positions become permanent and, in turn, a disability (discomfort on walking).
- Strengthening the muscles around the joint has a dual action: analgesic and stabilizing.