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Exercises good for arthritis

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Several: Before your feet hit the floor in the morning, stretching your joints and back in bed can really help. Follow link to discussion of exercise for rheum... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Water : Water exercises are ideal because it takes load off joints.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
Swimming: Swimming is a great exercise for people with arthritis. Make sure to check with your doctor before starting an exercise program to make sure it is saf... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Add some others: Bicycling, rowing, kayaking, paddeling. Resistance exercise with higher reps d lower resistance.
Dr. Nisha Manek
Specializes in Rheumatology
Low impact exercise: This is an excellent question! There is evidence that Tai Chi practice improves pain, joint function and there are benefits beyond the skeletal syste... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Your own program: Work with a physical therapist. Ask your doctor for a referral to a physical therapist. The physical therapist can work with you to create an individu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: It depends on the areas involved by arthritis and the severity of the involvement. Low impact exercises help (swimming, cycling). The best exercise is... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Start with walking: Brisk walking is great exercise, low impact and with minimal joint strain, and can be increased incrementally to provide maximum benefit. If the arth... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andras Perl
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
May be: Such arthritis needs to be evaluated by a rheumatologist.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No running!: Body as a whole, or knee. I favor cycling outdoors, because your body weight is off the knee and you are not dropping weight in stride which can bring... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Low impact exercises: In general, low impact exercises are best for arthritic knees. Cycling and swimming are good examples.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Swimming, bicycling: If you have knee arthritis, you should avoid exercises such as running, which places too much pressure on this joint. Exercises gentle on the knees i... Read More

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