Living with arthritis doesn’t have to mean living with pain, achy joints, stiffness, or decreased range of motion. Although these are common symptoms of arthritis, they don’t have to become a constant part of your life. 

Today, we’re here to tell you about how strategic exercise can help alleviate these symptoms of arthritis and help you regain your ability to move and function.

When arthritis affects a joint, it can weaken the surrounding muscles which causes the symptoms described above. Because of these aches and pains, it can be easy to assume that exercise will be painful or will worsen the condition. However, research has shown that exercise can help lessen the pain from arthritis.

For those with arthritis, it’s best to ease into an exercise routine and choose your activities intentionally. You can work with your Physical Therapist to create a plan that targets your goals and considers your level of function. Walking, cycling, and swimming are great forms of exercise that can be gentle on your joints and helpful for your arthritis. Your Physical Therapist can help you determine the length and frequency of each of these activities that will be most beneficial to you.

If you’re experiencing pain from arthritis, it’s time to find an exercise plan that will benefit you! You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see our Physical Therapists here at RPT. Our Physical Therapists are experienced in diagnosing the pain you’re experiencing and providing the treatment that will best benefit you. We’re here to give you your mobility and life back. As you work with your Physical Therapist, you’ll see a visible increase in the quality of your life.

Don’t wait any longer to schedule your appointment with us and regain your ability to move! Click here to schedule your appointment with us.