Research Finds Exercise is Good for Arthritis (Video)
It was thought for many years that if you had arthritis, you should not exercise because it would damage your joints. Advertising Policy Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy Now, however, research has shown that … Read More
“A lot of people say, ‘I have arthritis. How can I exercise? I feel worse the next day. How could this be good for you?’ But … you have to keep your joints moving if you want to keep them healthy,” Dr. Husni says.
Ideally includes exercise for flexibility, strength, aerobics and endurance
She says the key is not to take on too much too soon and to find exercises that you enjoy.
Dr. Husni adds that if you’re not sure about starting an exercise plan on land, try the water. She says water-based therapy may work better for you because you’re buoyant and can start slowly. She says it’s about finding an exercise program that works for you.
“If you’re really feeling it the next day, pain all over is getting a lot worse, then you want to modify it back a little bit. So, instead of exercising every other day, we might want to go down to once a week until that body part heals,” Dr. Husni says.