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Developments in Anaesthetics & Pain Management

Ambulation as a Measure of Pain Control: Should We Count Steps in the Perioperative Period?

  • Open or Close Khodadad Namiranian1*

    1Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland, USA

    *Corresponding author: Khodadad Namiranian, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland, anesthesiology Service, VA Maryland Health Care System, 10 North Greene St., Rm 5A129, MD 21201- 1524, USA

Submission: August 09, 2017;Published: March 19, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/DAPM.2018.01.000508

ISSN 2640-9399
Volume1 Issue2


Ambulation, or simply walking, contributes to a healthier life. Exercise is the first step in the management of many chronic diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, and hyper lipidemia [1,2]. On a daily basis, many of us record the numbers of steps we take using a pedometer. Tracking the step count is shown to encourage more physical activity with resultant decrease in body mass index and blood pressure [3]. In the United States, the health insurance companies are now rewarding the participants in walking programs as a part of the health-contingent wellness of the Affordable Care Act [4].

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