Dealing with arthritis pain everyday could be annoying. A person will be limited in his/her ability to move and this is because of the inflammation process that is happening in the joints of the affected site. It could be your hands, feet, knees, or even your hips. There are several ways on how to treat arthritis. We have pharmacological interventions as well as non-pharmacological measures.
Exercise plays an important part in promoting joint health. Often, patients with arthritis tend to become sedentary because of the pain they are experiencing when they move. Being inactive leads to greater pain and immobility. According to the treatment guidelines published by the American College of Rheumatology, physical activity is an important aspect for the effective and successful treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore, regular physical exercise is necessary for those with arthritis to promote proper circulation, increase muscle strength and physical energy. Aside from the physiological benefits, the psychological benefits of exercise like enhanced immune function, stress reduction, and improved coping abilities also contribute to the overall health of a person. Continue reading