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The effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on chronic knee pain and functional performance in older adults with osteoarthritis of the knee.


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The chronic pain of osteoarthritis of the knee limits functional performance in such simple tasks as getting out of a chair or climbing stairs. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (MMES) as an alternative therapy to diminish chronic pain and increase physical functional performance.