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5 Arthritis Myths Busted

Exercise can be an effective way of dealing with arthritis symptoms.

Arthritis Myth 2: Exercise Produces Joint Pain
Arthritis Myth 2: Exercise Produces Joint Pain
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The more sedentary you are, the more things are going to hurt. Exercise helps by building strength and flexibility and controlling weight, says Gordon. One less kilogram on the scale equals four kilograms less pressure on your knees. Alternate easy days with more challenging days. Gordon suggests swimming or using an exercise bike when pain is more bothersome.

TIP To help with painful, swollen knees, wear a brace. Stiffness could be a sign you need to start moving to lubricate your joints. Always consult a healthcare professional prior to starting an exercise regimen.



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