Those with arthritis are sometimes reluctant to exercise the painful area or fearful that it may make the pain worse however Physiotherapists are armed with yet more evidence that appropriate exercise is beneficial.
Researchers investigated whether exercise was more effective than not exercising for patients with lower limb osteoarthritis. They compared the effects of different exercise interventions on pain and function. The results showed ‘significant benefits’ from exercising.
Benefits of pain relief and improved function were seen when combining exercises that included strength training, flexibility exercises, aerobic and aquatic exercise.
If you suffer from osteoarthritis and would like advice on how to improve pain and function through appropriate exercise then contact us today.