Researchers often work to identify barriers to physical activity. Some barriers that have been assumed include pain and knee osteoarthritis (OA). Research by Dr. Daniel K. White and colleagues published in Arthritis & Rheumatism explored whether pain and OA are in fact barriers to achieving physical activity recommendations.
Research findings concluded that OA disease and pain do not have a statistically significant impact on whether people achieve the recommended amount of physical activity. See: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/art.37748/abstract