Exercise: Jumping Exercise May Help Knee Osteoarthritis.
Progressive high-impact training appears to improve patellar cartilage quality in postmenopausal woman. High-impact loading (jumping type of exercise) has long been thought to be harmful to articular cartilage; however, a new study found that a twelve-month supervised progressive high-impact exercise program that included jumping and versatile rapid movements actually improved the quality of patellar cartilage in postmenopausal woman with mild knee osteoarthritis. The findings suggest that despite the presence mild knee osteoarthritis, individuals should be encouraged to implement high-impact loading exercises to maintain and improve their health and functional ability. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, February 2015