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Study Shows Physical Therapy Does Not Improve Hip OA Pain

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Among adults with painful hip osteoarthritis, physical therapy did not result in greater improvement in pain or function compared with a placebo treatment, but was associated with relatively frequent but mild adverse effects, raising questions about its value for these patients, according to a study (Kim L. Bennell, Ph.D. et al) in the May 21st issue of JAMA.

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