4/28/13

Joint Pain Relief: Why exercise is vital

Some people suffering from muscle aches and joint discomfort sometimes abstain from doing exercise thinking that this will aggravate the pain, but believe it or not, exercise can actually help you improve your health and fitness without hurting your joints.

Along with your current treatment program, exercise can:
  • Strengthen the muscles around your joints 
  • Assist in maintaining bone strength 
  • Provide you with more strength and energy throughout the day Enable you to get a better night's sleep 
  • Help in maintaining or controlling your weight 
  • Improve your sense of well-being, make you feel better about yourself 

Therefore, we encourage you to exercise, and of course, check with a doctor first before beginning any exercise program.

A lack of exercise can actually make your joints even more painful and stiff. Exercise helps with blood circulation and although you might think exercise will aggravate your joint pain and stiffness, it is not the case. In fact, keeping your muscles and surrounding tissue strong is crucial to maintaining support for your bones, and not exercising weakens those supporting muscles, creating more stress on your joints.



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