par Henrotin, Yves;Demoulin, Christophe;Mathy, Céline
Référence La Revue du praticien, 69, 5, page (510-514)
Publication Publié, 2019-05
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The optimal treatment of osteoarthritis requires the combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. The non-pharmacological treatments recommended by the medical and scientific associations are information, education, weight management (especially in case of overweight) and physical activity. Antalgic and anti-inflammatory pharmacological treatments should be used to facilitate the recovery and regular physical activity that is central in the management of osteoarthritis patients. It should include aerobic cardio-respiratory, resistance, flexibility and neuromuscular reprogramming and be associated with cognitive-behavioral therapies. Health professionals have to promote the activity and to inform their patients about the benefits, not only about the symptoms of osteoarthritis, but also about their overall health.