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What can I do to continue playing sports despite my arthritis?
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Strength-Flexibility
The best way to keep playing is to keep your range of motion as great as possible, and your bones and joints as functional as possible.
Don't forget to add flexibility and strength training to your routine as much as possible. It is harder to recover from injury as you get older, and the more muscle and flexibility you have the better. A visit with a physical therapist can help. Try sports yoga.

In brief: Strength-Flexibility
The best way to keep playing is to keep your range of motion as great as possible, and your bones and joints as functional as possible.
Don't forget to add flexibility and strength training to your routine as much as possible. It is harder to recover from injury as you get older, and the more muscle and flexibility you have the better. A visit with a physical therapist can help. Try sports yoga.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Choose wisely!
Avoid traumatic activities which place extra shock via weight.
Avoid activities that make you pivot quickly (tennis), .Which can damge tendons or ligaments.Most contact sports, basketball, running, jumping or excluded since they increase the "tonnage" on your joints.A better exercise is bicycling, but with the seat properly set, so you don't grind your knee caps.Mild weight training prevents atrophy.

In brief: Choose wisely!
Avoid traumatic activities which place extra shock via weight.
Avoid activities that make you pivot quickly (tennis), .Which can damge tendons or ligaments.Most contact sports, basketball, running, jumping or excluded since they increase the "tonnage" on your joints.A better exercise is bicycling, but with the seat properly set, so you don't grind your knee caps.Mild weight training prevents atrophy.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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