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Background: Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative disorder. Osteoarthritis commonly known as wear and tear arthritis. It is a condition in which the natural cushioning between joints, cartilage. According to the arthritis foundation more than 80millions people have osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can have a profound impact on a person’s physical health, as joint pain and physical limitations

Aim of the study: The aim of the study was to find the effectiveness of diet, and aerobic exercise versus insole modification and aerobic exercise on reducing pain and improve the quality of life in subject with osteoarthritis of knee

Objectives of the study: To evaluate the effectiveness of diet, aerobic exercise versus insole modification, aerobic exercise along with conventional therapy (Laser)on pain by using the WOMAC questionnaire and on quality of life by using SF-36 questionnaire on subject with osteoarthritis of knee

Methodology: 20 subjects who were clinically diagnosed of osteoarthritis of knee were assessed and only 20 were recruited who are willing to be in the study and they were randomly allocated into 2 groups. In group A (n=10) subjects were trained with diet and aerobic exercise along with conventional therapy (laser), with duration of 3days in a week for 4 weeks, where in  group B (N=10) subjects were trained with insoles and aerobic exercise along with conventional therapy(laser)

Results: Statistical analysis of the data reveal that between the group comparison showed there is statistical significant difference in WOMAC and SF-36 questionnaire significant reduction (P <0.05) in participants pain scores for four weeks post treatment

Conclusion: The finding of the present study shown that both diet, insoles, along with aerobic exercise were effective in reducing the intensity of OA knee pain but diet were more effective when compared to insole in reducing pain and quality of life.



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