Does physical activity aggravate osteoarthritis?
While you may worry that exercising with osteoarthritis (OA) could harm your joints and cause more pain, research shows that people can and should exercise when they have osteoarthritis.
What is the best exercise for arthritis?
Low-impact aerobic activities do not put stress on the joints and include brisk walking, cycling, swimming, water aerobics, light gardening, group exercise classes, and dancing.
What stretches are good for osteoarthritis?
- Ankle circles. Sit or stand (hold onto something for balance) and raise one foot off the floor.
- Arm circles. Sit or stand with your arms extended out to your sides at shoulder height.
- Leg swing.
- Cat cow.
- Point & flex your feet.
- Leg extension.
- Knee hugs.
- Torso twist.