Exercise and physical therapy is crucial for people suffering from arthritis. Arthritis affects millions of people all across the world. People suffering from knee arthritis will have a reduced range of movement at the knee, and this reduced movement will lead to it becoming weaker.
Over the past several decades rates of obesity and diabetes in the United States have been rising. In 2015 the Centers for Disease Control estimated that 30.3 million Americans were living with diabetes, a figure representing 9.5% of the population.
Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common cause of chronic knee pain and affects an estimated 14 million people in the United States. Total knee replacement is the ultimate procedure for the treatment of late-stage osteoarthritis of the knee.