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Pool Exercise for Arthritis: Tips to Get You Started

aquatic exercise for arthritis

Arthritis leads to more trouble walking and climbing stairs than any other muscle, joint, or bone problem.  Treatment cannot “cure” arthritis. However, many treatments can slow the progression, reduce pain, and improve your quality of life.  Exercise is one of the most researched and proven treatments for people suffering with arthritis pain.  But what type […]

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Arthritis: Aerobic Exercise to the Rescue

Hip and knee arthritis

Arthritis pain leads to reduced mobility and poor physical fitness in older adults.  Pain from arthritis starts a viscous cycle.  This includes reduced physical activity, depression, more pain, and ultimately worsening health and quality of life.  Does this sound painfully familiar? People with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, should perform regular aerobic exercise.  We do […]

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Arthritis: Treat Your Pain with Yoga and Tai Chi

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Your arthritis pain can be treated with exercise.  Many forms of exercise have proven effectiveness for arthritis.  These include aerobic exercise, strength training, stretching, and balance training.  It is important for you to choose the type of exercise that resonates most with you. Then stick with it.  Mind-body exercise is another effective type of treatment […]

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The Best Balance Exercises for Hip and Knee Arthritis

Balance exercise for arthritis

Are you having trouble walking, climbing stairs, or standing up from a chair.  Is your knee or hip pain interfering with these activities?  Are you losing muscle strength because of painful arthritis?  Most daily activities not only require muscle strength but also good standing balance. Balance problems are very common in people with arthritis.  Balance […]

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6 Strength Training Exercises for Hip and Knee Arthritis

hip and knee arthritis

If you are one of millions of Americans bothered by hip or knee arthritis, this post is for you.  And if you would prefer not to rush into popping pills, having injections, or pursuing surgery, this post is really for you.  The following paragraphs are for people who want to take back control of their […]

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4 Stretches for Arthritis of the Hip and Knee

Hip arthritis stretches

Arthritis, according to the World Health Organization, is the single most common cause of disability in adults 60 years and older.  Osteoarthritis is a long-term chronic disease characterized by the deterioration of cartilage lining your joints.  This results in your bones rubbing together creating stiffness, pain, and impaired movement.  Osteoarthritis most commonly affects your knees, […]

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Shoulder Stretches: 5 Stretches to Improve Reaching Behind Your Back

Shoulder stretches for behind back

If you are dealing with shoulder pain you probably have a few movements that are painful or even impossible.  One of those movements is likely reaching behind your back.  During your typical day you routinely reach behind your back for personal hygiene, retrieving our wallets, putting a belt on, or for females, fastening your bra. […]

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5 Yoga Poses for Persistent Back Pain

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At least 80% of Americans will experience low back pain during their lifetime.  Most of these people will recover well in a few weeks.  However, approximately 1 in 10 people with back pain will develop persistent ongoing problems.  Exercise is one of the few proven treatments for people with persistent low back pain.  And no […]

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5 Yoga Poses to Decrease Your Shoulder Pain

Yoga Shoulder

Are you one of the nearly two-thirds of adults in the United States with shoulder pain?  You may have difficulty reaching overhead, placing your hand behind your back, or lying on your side at night.  The causes of your shoulder pain can range from a mild sprain or strain to a complete tear of the […]

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