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Exercise and Arthritis

Arthritis is common cause of aches and pains in joints and is not just for those of old age. According to the Arthritis Foundation, two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children. With the cold weather setting in, those who are less active during the winter months experience more flare-ups of inflammation than those who continue to perform mild to moderate exercise.

Those with arthritis tend to think that they can’t exercise, but it’s just the opposite. Performing low-impact aerobic movements will enhance your range of motion. Gentle exercise and frequent movement can help relieve joint pain. Mild exercise in the evening can help you feel less still in the morning. Try to avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time throughout the day. Changing your position frequently, getting up and walking around for a half-hour, and periodic stretching can help relieve symptoms.

This diseases can take many forms. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, and is a progressive disease where the cartilage in the joints slowly breaks down. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease where the membranes of the joint are inflamed and cause pain, stiffness, and can lead to severe joint damage. Juvenile Arthritis (JA) is a term that incorporates several autoimmune and inflammatory disorders that can develop in children under the age of 16. Discuss your symptoms with your healthcare providers and ask what can be done to help relieve your pain.

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