A snippet from the article:
The CDC's surveys show that doctors have lagged behind federal recommendations to counsel osteoarthritis patients on the benefits of exercise and self-management programs. "The medical system has been focused on repairing patients and not getting them to manage themselves to avoid disability," says Charles Helmick, the scientific leader of the CDC's arthritis program.
One of my favorite quotes: Exercise is better than any drug or anything else we have for aging. There's no downside. If this were a drug, it would be the safest, most effective drug in the universe. - Dr. James O. Hill