The Importance of Exercise When You Have Arthritis

Arthritis, Beeson Regenerative Health

We know exercise may be the last thing you want to do when your joints are sore. But, getting a small amount of careful exercise can actually help your arthritis pain. Immobility causes the joints to stiffen, which only increases discomfort. Working your joints every day, will decrease your pain and improve your health.

Benefits of exercise for arthritis sufferers

Daily exercise can help maintain your mobility and ease your arthritis pain. Exercise can help benefit your body by:

Always ask your doctor first before starting a new exercise program. At Beeson Regenerative Health, we can create a safe, sensible exercise plan so you can manage your arthritis.

Best exercises for arthritis sufferers

According to the Mayo Clinic, you can use heat before your workout to relax joints and ease stiffness. Applying ice after your workout can also prevent swelling. Your exercise program should avoid exercises that jar your joints. Especially if you're having a flare-up of swelling or pain. Choose exercises that:

Protecting arthritic joints  

If you’ve been inactive for a while, you’ll want to ease into your workout routine. Keep sessions short and don’t overdo it. You may have slight soreness, but don’t ignore severe pain. According to the CDC, you should check back with your doctor if your arthritis pain:

If you’re seeking ways to manage arthritis pain naturally, contact Beeson Regenerative Health. You can call our office at 971-247-1063 or schedule an appointment online.

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