• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Research: Tai Chi reduces knee pain

October 30, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
New research suggests that the ancient martial art of Tai Chi can reduce knee pain and help knees function better. Researchers at Tufts University studied people with an average age of 65 who had been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis. Half the group participated in hour-long Tai Chi sessions twice a week for three months.

Researchers say they had significantly less knee pain than the other group. They also reported less depression, more physical function and better overall health.

The study is published in the November issue of Arthritis Care & Research.