[Prescribe non-pharmacological treatments for lower limb osteoarthritis?]

Rev Prat. 2012 May;62(5):651-3.
[Article in French]


Non-pharmacological approaches are recommended for lower limb osteoarthritis treatment. Approaches include orthoses, insoles, exercise, diet, and patient education. The approach used for each osteoarthritis site must be adapted for the individual patient. Using international and national recommendations, we summarize the non-pharmacological treatments available for knee, and hip to help the physician in daily clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Exercise Therapy / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Knee
  • Lower Extremity / pathology*
  • Orthotic Devices / statistics & numerical data
  • Osteoarthritis / pathology
  • Osteoarthritis / therapy*
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'*
  • Professional Practice / statistics & numerical data
  • Shoes