Excersises For Joint Pain
Just because you’re suffering from arthritis doesn’t mean you can’t live life to the fullest anymore right? The disease shouldn’t be an excuse to just rest in bed all day and stop being active especially if you led a previously active lifestyle. Yet there is absolutely nothing to worry about since there are exercises that you could do in order to manage pain caused by arthritis. Exercise for joint pain management is aimed toward providing relief from the discomfort and to improve the joints’ range of motion. Extensive physical examination and medical consultation should be done before any exercise program is executed to a patient with arthritis. Too much of everything can cause debilitating pain, and too little exercise promotes immobility.
A good example of range of motion exercises for joint pain is aerobic workout for 20-30 minutes every morning just after you woke up. If you can’t tolerate this often, then do it every other day or after two days. Aerobic exercises also promote proper gas exchange since it facilitates breathing routines to expand and let the lungs work out. The routine also improves proper blood circulation and a healthy heart as well. If you’re overweight, these exercises can help you shed off some pounds. Less weight means great news for your bones. Since your joints are already in pain because of friction, it wouldn’t hurt to lessen the load by exercising more right? If you hate workout videos, then walking, biking, or swimming can definitely manage joint pain due to arthritis.
Relaxation exercises like meditation, yoga, or tai chi can definitely alleviate the suffering that’s caused by arthritis. These exercises uses normal range of motion so there would be less pain during the exercise routine.
Building your physical strength is also helpful. Start with lightweights and gradually progress to heavier ones and estimate the extent of your capacity to carry them. They may strain the bones yet strengthen the joints most importantly.