The exercise is very crucial for people suffering with arthritis as it helps in increasing the strength as well as flexibility, reducing the joint pain, and also helps in combating fatigue. The exercise helps in improving the health as well as fitness without hurting the joints. The doctors as well as physiotherapists at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon recommends exercises that mainly include range-of-motion exercises, strengthening exercises, aerobic exercise and other activities.
- Range-of-motion exercises
Such exercises help in relieving stiffness as well as increase the ability to move your joints through their full range of motion. It mainly includes movements such as raising arms over the head or rolling the shoulders forward and backward.
- Strengthening exercises
The exercises include light weight training helps to maintain or increase your muscle strength as well as build strong muscles that help support and protect the joints.
- Aerobic exercise
Aerobic or endurance exercises help with the overall fitness. They help in the improvement of the cardiovascular health, controlling the body weight and give more stamina and energy to a person.
- Other activities
Any movement, no matter how small, can help. There are daily activities including mowing the lawn, raking leaves and walking the dog count that can help to improve the condition.
The orthopedics usually encourage body awareness exercises, such as gentle forms of yoga or tai chi, that helps in improving balance, prevent falls, improve posture and coordination, and promote relaxation. It is always advised to share every detail with the instructors regarding the positions or movements that are causing pain.