Arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and joints. This affects the joint linings, causing painful swelling. Over time it can cause bone erosion and joint deformity. It’s important to detect the disease early. Start by going to an orthopedic doctor, who can detect and recommend a specialist.
How can the pain caused by arthritis be relieved?
There are many treatments accessible depending on the stage of the arthritis. Some treatments include medications, surgery, specialists and therapies. However, a key component, generally overlooked, is gentle exercises.
Why is exercising important for the symptoms of arthritis, and what kind of exercise can I do?
Gentle exercise is important to help alleviate joint stiffness and pain. Additional benefits are flexibility and good sleep. Start by using a stationary bike, which allows you to control the intensity and resistance. An added bonus is that a stationary bike allows you to maintain the weight off your joints. Water aerobics, swimming, yoga and simple stretches are all good example of exercise that will benefit your joints.
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