High Intensity and Low Intensity

High Intensity and Low Intensity Strength Training are Good for Knee Osteoarthritis

A systematic review found that high intensity strength training is not better than low intensity strength training for pain and physical disfunction caused by knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Overall, strength training has been shown to improve pain and quality of life in patients with KOA.

By: Maya Shetty, BS, Lifestyle Medicine Fellow


Journal Reference:

  1. Turner MN, Hernandez DO, Cade W, Emerson CP, Reynolds JM, Best TM. The Role of Resistance Training Dosing on Pain and Physical Function in Individuals With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review. Sports Health. 2020 Mar/Apr;12(2):200-206. doi: 10.1177/1941738119887183. Epub 2019 Dec 18. PMID: 31850826; PMCID: PMC7040944.