arthritis exercises

Water Exercises for Arthritis

Arthritis is stiffness and pain caused by swelling in the joints. It is estimated that by 2030, 67 percent of the population will suffer from arthritis.

One of my favorite aunts has been struggling with arthritis recently. I mentioned to her “Aunt Jean, I’ve heard that water workouts can be very helpful for dealing with arthritis symptoms.”

She got a puzzled look on her face and replied, “But I wouldn’t know what to do. What kinds of things would I do in the water?”

I didn’t exactly know, so I went to find out. After some research, here’s what …

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Protecting Your Joints

A loss of just 11 pounds can decrease the occurrence of new knee osteoarthritis and a modest weight loss can help reduce pain and disability.

Early diagnosis and appropriate management of arthritis, including self-management activities, can help people with arthritis decrease pain, improve function, stay productive, and lower health care costs. Key self-management activities include the following:

Learn Arthritis Management Strategies—Learning techniques to reduce pain and limitations can be beneficial to people with arthritis. Self-management education, such as the Arthritis Self Management Program, or the Chronic Disease Self Management Program help you develop the skills and confidence to …

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Prevent Osteoarthritis

Many people with osteoarthritis also suffer from other chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Osteoarthritis is a painful joint disease that can place severe limits on daily activity and quality of life. Osteoarthritis which is the most common form of arthritis, often causes weakness and disability, interferes with people’s ability to work, and results in costly joint replacements.  The prevalence of osteoarthritis increases rapidly beginning at age 45, affecting many people in their prime working years. One in two Americans will get some form of osteoarthritis in their lifetime and 27 million adults currently have …

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