What Is Muscle Atrophy?
Osteoarthritis patients are warned that a sedentary lifestyle could lead to muscle atrophy. What is muscle atrophy?
Overweight: A Risk Factor for Osteoarthritis
Overweight is a risk factor for osteoarthritis, especially osteoarthritis of the knee. Being overweight increases joint load which can increase progression of osteoarthritis.
Treadmill Options for Arthritis Patients to Consider
A treadmill may be the answer for some arthritis patients. While everyone knows that walking is good exercise, it can be hard to do with physical limitations and limited mobility. With your own treadmill, you can walk at your own pace and not get too far from home as pain and fatigue begin to build. You will no longer fear going the distance....
Walking Helps You Cope with Osteoarthritis
Walking may help you cope with osteoarthritis. Start at your own pace and build on that at a level that is comfortable for you.
How You Can Start to Exercise with Osteoarthritis
You've heard repeatedly that exercise is important for osteoarthritis but it's hard to make that commitment. Here's how you can start to exercise.
Can You Be Too Old to Benefit From Exercise?
When people think they are too old to benefit from exercise, is that an excuse or is it true?
Low-Impact Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis Patients
People with osteoarthritis can benefit from low-impact exercise. High-impact activity stresses your joints.
Osteoarthritis and Adherence to Home Exercise
While osteoarthritis patients know that regular exercise is recommended to help manage the disease, many find it difficult to stick with it.
Your Action Plan to Better Manage Osteoarthritis
The message is repeated over and over. Watching your weight and participating in some form of regular exercise will help you manage osteoarthritis.
How Do You Avoid Becoming Sedentary?
A lot has been said about the importance of exercise, regular physical activity, staying active, and avoiding the sedentary trap. It's paramount among all advice given to osteoarthritis patients. While most people with osteoarthritis understand that they should exercise, too often they circumvent it.
Can Osteoarthritis Patients Use Gym Equipment?
For many reasons, exercise is an essential component of osteoarthritis treatment. But the exercise must not exacerbate osteoarthritis symptoms. Is gym equipment something that might help osteoarthritis patients? Would gym equipment hurt osteoarthritis patients?
Reasons to Stay Active
It is essential for people with osteoarthritis to stay active.
Have You Made Lifestyle Changes to Manage Osteoarthritis?
There are many factors that increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis or affect the management of the disease. Some of the factors are beyond your control but there are other factors that can by modified.
What Keeps You From Exercising?
Exercising is important for people with osteoarthritis. Even though people with osteoarthritis realize exercising is important to maintain strength and range of motion, many still don't do it. What keeps you from exercising?
Arthritis & Exercise Quiz
Does exercise have any impact on arthritis? Does exercise help or hurt joints burdened by arthritis? If you exercise or plan on starting an exercise program, do you know all you need to know?
How Do You Choose Appropriate Osteoarthritis Exercises?
Performing osteoarthritis exercises on a regular basis helps to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms, improve range of motion in the affected joint, improve joint function, and maintain your ideal weight. How do you choose appropriate osteoarthritis exercises?See submissions
Exercise Prior to Joint Replacement May Decrease Need for Rehab
Exercise is often recommended as part of the treatment plan for osteoarthritis patients and is also an important aspect of recovery after joint replacement surgery.
Exercise: Essential Treatment for Arthritis
Regular exercise is a vital part of the arthritis treatment program. Increasing strength and mobility, while reducing pain are the desired benefits.
How Do Arthritis Patients Perceive Exercise?
Why do some people with arthritis avoid exercise though there are known benefits? What do people with arthritis believe about exercise?
How Do You Stay Active With Osteoarthritis?
It may seem illogical when you are in pain and struggling to control osteoarthritis -- but it's crucial that you stay active. That's probably the single most important piece of advice for a person living with osteoarthritis -- stay active.See submissions
How to Exercise When You Have Arthritis
People with arthritis should discuss their exercise plans with their doctor. The amount and form of exercise recommended for each individual will vary depending on which joints are involved, the amount of inflammation, how stable the joints are, and whether joint replacements have been done.
Neck Exercises Help Relieve Pain and Stiffness
Neck exercises can help relieve pain and stiffness in the neck caused by arthritis.
Over One-Third of People With Arthritis Get No Exercise
Many people with arthritis do not exercise at all. Why aren't they exercising? What are the consequences?
Overweight Adults More Likely to Eventually Need Hip Replacement
Researchers in Norway found that adults who were obese or overweight had a higher risk of needing a hip replacement later in life due to severe arthritis.
Study: Exercise May Delay Arthritis Symptoms
Increasing physical activity, even by small amounts, could delay the onset of arthritis symptoms in older women.
Study: Physical Activity and Knee Osteoarthritis
Does exercise cause cartilage to thicken and prevent the development of knee osteoarthritis or does the repetitive motion associated with physical activity contribute to cartilage damage?
Pilates and Osteoarthritis
Pilates, a type of exercise that is not too aggressive for osteoarthritis patients, offers great benefits for the body.
Study: Sedentary Adults Can Benefit From Lower Levels of Exercise
Due to physical limitations, arthritis patients often get discouraged regarding their ability to exercise. This study suggests that some exercise is better than none at all, since even lower levels of exercise yield health benefits.
Bicycling: Optimal Exercise for People with Osteoarthritis
Bicycling is a great way to exercise if you have osteoarthritis.
Walking Barefoot or Shoes - Which May Negatively Impact Knee OA?
Would you expect walking barefoot or wearing normal footwear (e.g. walking shoes) to decrease what researchers refer to as "dynamic knee loading"?
Water Exercise Helps Osteoarthritis Patients
Water exercise is usually performed in a therapeutic pool heated to 92-98 F and includes range of motion exercise and strengthening exercises.
Weight Gain - Osteoarthritis and Weight Gain
Joint pain and other osteoarthritis symptoms can cause you to be less active. With less physical activity, weight gain can become an issue. Has weight gain been a problem for you since being diagnosed with osteoarthritis?
Therapeutic Exercise for Osteoarthritis
The goal of therapeutic exercise is to improve physical function and reduce pain for osteoarthritis patients.