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Is exercise recommended for people who have arthritis?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely!
You know how muscles get warmer and looser when you use them? So do joints.
Not all exercises are perfect for arthritis, but almost any movement is better than no movement. Walking and swimming are great starts. If you choose walking, make sure you have well fitted walking shoes (try the new balance store). Yoga and tai chi are amazing for your flexibility. But always check with your provider.

In brief: Absolutely!
You know how muscles get warmer and looser when you use them? So do joints.
Not all exercises are perfect for arthritis, but almost any movement is better than no movement. Walking and swimming are great starts. If you choose walking, make sure you have well fitted walking shoes (try the new balance store). Yoga and tai chi are amazing for your flexibility. But always check with your provider.
Dr. Cory Annis
Dr. Cory Annis
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Exercise is recommended for everyone able to do it.
The key here is not making your arthritis worse when you exercise. Swimming is often good for people with arthritis because it's low impact, and incorporates both resistance and cardiovascular training.

In brief: Yes
Exercise is recommended for everyone able to do it.
The key here is not making your arthritis worse when you exercise. Swimming is often good for people with arthritis because it's low impact, and incorporates both resistance and cardiovascular training.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
Thank
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