Can I still exercise with joint pain?
To put it simply, you absolutely can (as long as your doctor hasn’t said you shouldn’t), and you should!
In fact, The Mayo Clinic goes so far as to say that ‘exercise is crucial for people with arthritis’1
When you are suffering from joint pain, it can be hard to muster the energy to get up and move about but avoiding any movement that sparks discomfort won’t make the pain go away. In fact, Harvard Health Publishing say that limiting your movements can weaken muscles, compounding joint trouble, and affect your posture!2
When you are physically active, not only can you reduce the impact of joint pain, but you also reduce your risk of developing other issues including cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes.3
How can exercise benefit you if you suffer from joint pain or arthritis?
Exercise can reduce your weight which in turn reduces the strain on your joints
It also can build your muscle strength which can reduce the strain on your joints. Your knees, hips and other joints rely on a supportive network of muscles and ligaments to keep them sturdy. Exercises that build these muscles and strengthen the ligaments will strengthen your joints4
So, which exercises are best for joint pain?
Yoga – Yoga can vary in intensity, but there are a number of beginners stretches that you can do; Childs Pose, Cow Pose, Angry Cat and Downward Dog are just some of them!5
Walking – Research shows aerobic exercise can help ease pain and stiffness from arthritis6 . Walking helps to strengthen your muscles which in turn helps them to better support your joints as well as increasing your range of motion. Walking also helps you to manage your weight, losing weight is one of the best ways to reduce the strain on your joints.
Swimming – When you are swimming around 90% of your body weight is supported by the water, this can help to overcome painful movements in the joints. You can take swimming easy or you could sign up to an aqua class like Aqua-jogging or Aqua-aerobics!7
Flarin 200mg soft capsules & Flarin Joint & Muscular Pain Relief 200 mg Soft Capsules. Contain ibuprofen. Relief from rheumatic or muscular pain, joint pain, back pain. Flarin 200mg soft capsule is also indicated for the pain of non-serious arthritic conditions. Always read the label.