Every time you rise from a squatting position or take a step, you place from three to seven times the weight of your body on the bones and muscles of your hip joints. When you perform such motions in a swimming pool, however, the natural buoyancy of the water gently lifts the pressure from those joints while still allowing you to exercise the glutei, abductors, quadriceps, and other hip-related muscles. This is why aching hips…
For those with arthritis, the role of the physical therapist may seem straightforward: Devise a plan to help you hurt less, move more, and function better. But the reality is a bit more complex. Your arthritis is often different from that of others, and the things you want to accomplish, with the help of physical therapy, will vary according to your job and lifestyle. …
There are a multitude of things you can do to manage your knee arthritis and, hopefully, reduce the likelihood that youll need joint replacement down the road. Most of these steps are fairly well known-from losing weight, to regular stretching and exercise, to finding the right medications to manage your pain. But what is not […]
The key is preparing your body before you get out of bed.
An inclined walking exercise, Ramping provides the perfect low-impact workout for arthritis sufferers.
If you want to stay strong and flexible, resistance bands are an easy and convenient alternative to weights and machines.
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