Exercising with osteoarthritis can seem like a daunting task. While you may worry that it could cause more harm than good, research shows that exercising with osteoarthritis is beneficial. Exercise is considered the most effective non-drug and non-surgical treatment for reducing pain. Before beginning your exercise regimen, it’s important to speak with our doctors about what specific workouts will be best for you.
We recommend three different exercises, including:
- Aerobic: A consistent low impact aerobic exercise program can help strengthen your heart while providing more efficiency for your lungs. This conditioning can help control your weight by increasing the amount of calories your body uses. You’ll also notice an improvement in mood and sleep patterns.
- Strengthening: In order to keep your muscles healthy and strong, strengthening exercises must be incorporated in your workout regimen. Having strong muscles will protect the joint that are affected by arthritis.
- Range of Motion: Osteoarthritis can make it very difficult to move certain joints due to pain and stiffness. Range of motion exercises includes gentle movement such as stretching.
Pain Relief Treatments that Make Exercise Tolerable
When undertaking a new exercise program to improve your osteoarthritis, it’s necessary to understand your pain in order to make movement more tolerable. We offer a variety of options to help control your pain, including all natural, non-surgical Hyalgan injections. The best part about Hyalgan treatment is that there are very few documented side effects. In addition to being FDA approved, this treatment actually lubricates your arthritic knee joint and relieves pain quickly and easily—lasting for months (usually 6 months). At Joint Relief Associates of New York, we take pride in offering the finest services geared towards alleviating your knee pain.
If you suffer from osteoarthritis, let the specialists at Joint Relief Associates of New York design a non-surgical treatment option for you so that you can get back to living well once more!