Joint Pain? Try These Exercises

Various exercises can bring a lot of relief to those suffering from arthritis. Of course, some may be harmful and instead of easing the joint pain, it could lead to creating a more painful experience. So, before jumping into an exercise routine, it would be better to check out the pros and cons of that exercise. The point of exercising is not simply getting relief from the pain but improve the motion of the legs.

It is important to consult with physical therapist, doctors, and other health experts before designing an exercising program, so that you can get away from the harmful effects of the exercising. During arthritis, you need to proceed with a cautious approach, but it doesn’t mean that you should not exercise. Exercising is a part and parcel of our day to day life and it is something that is unavoidable.

What prevents people suffering from arthritis from exercising is that they have enough on their plates and just getting through the daily painful activities is a great accomplishment. Many assume that exercising can aggravate the pain; however, it is wrong as it helps in increasing the mobility and relieving one from the pain. There are various exercises one can do and which is popular for ones who are suffering from constant knee problem.

Few of such exercises are directed towards increasing the strength and stamina, aerobic fitness, and other kinds of movement and range of motion. Now each of these functions when combined gives a great amount of boost to the health and relief in the joint pain. You may require about twenty to thirty minutes each day in a week for doing such exercise. If you are planning to improve the BMI and reducing weight, then aerobic exercise is a great choice.

Any kind of decrease in the weight and if there is an excess can help in relieving the extensive pressure that is causing the pain. This pressure which is put on the hips and knees reduces when each amount of the pounds are lost. Do you know aerobic exercises can increase the heart rate? Exercises like swimming, walking, bike riding, etc. are some of the best exercises which would provide a great amount of relief to people suffering from arthritis. It is important to keep the choices as low as possible especially while the heart is getting pumped.

Exercises like tai chi and yoga are some of the best arthritis relieving exercises, and they have to be done at least every day. Such activities can help the people suffering from arthritis in reducing the extensive pain and stiffness in the joints, as these exercises work on the normal range of motion. So, as people start doing such exercises, their stiffness and pain in the joint gets reduced over time. And the best aspect is that with a continuous session, people can simply increase the range of movements and reduce the pain. In addition, you can do strength training in order to increase the stability and it is a common exercise which is followed by Miss and Mr. Universe contestants.

So ahead and try to work on such exercises and get relieved from the pain of arthritis.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.

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