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