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Exercises For Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you're unfortunate enough to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, I believe these exercises for rheumatoid arthritis will help you to live a more pain-free life.

Before I get into the actual exercises, you must realize one thing. Doctors are trained to prescribe medication and a good amount of them would rather you forgo exercises and just take a pill.

I beg you, please don't fall for it. While you probably need to take medication for your arthritis, these exercises should at least limit the amount you need to take.

So let's get right to the point.

Range Of Motion Exercises For Rheumatoid Arthritis

These exercises are designed to help you get a bit more flexibility in your joints where you're having the pain. They're also similar to "warm up" exercises.

For these, simply move the joint in pain through it's full range of motion. If you have shoulder arthritis, you can make arm circles.

If you're fingers hurt, use your opposite hand to stretch them and move them in circles.

For knee arthritis, sit in a chair and simply bend at the knee so your leg goes straight out. You can also do leg circles, but focus on moving from the knee as much as possible, not the hips.

For these exercises it's important that you do them slowly and controlled. They're pretty much just to work out kinks and get some blood flowing to the joint in pain.

These can be done everyday and whenever you feel stiffness and/or pain.

Strengthening Exercises For Rheumatoid Arthritis

These exercises are designed to help strengthen the joints, resulting in less pain.

Again, they should be performed slowly and controlled.

Instead of listing all the different exercises you can perform, just go to this website. It has dozens of various exercises for people who suffer from arthritis. Go to Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Strengthening exercises can go a very long way to helping you live a pain-free life. You can say goodbye to joint pain!

Fat Loss Exercises For Rheumatoid Arthritis

Depending on where you're having your arthritis pain, losing weight can be one of the biggest factors in making your body feel better.

If you have hand arthritis for example, losing weight won't do very much for you.

However, if you have arthritis in pretty much any other joint, you can benefit tremendously from it.

Since you probably have immense pain in your joints, you probably can't do some of the exercises on this website. I would suggest you at least try them and see if you have pain (talk to a doctor first), but you might not be able to.

There are 3 exercises that I would whole-heartedly recommend someone with rheumatoid arthritis should be doing.

Those 3 Exercises Are :

  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Bike Riding
These 3 exercises have very little stress on your joints, will help the flexibility in them, and can even subtly strengthen them as well.

If you do these aerobic exercises a few times a week, I'll bet you feel like a completely different person.



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