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Is it safe to exercise with arthritis?

Not only is exercising with arthritis safe, it’s actually healthy and important for your joints, as long as it’s done carefully. Physical activity can help improve joint function and mobility, as well as prevent a loss in your range of motion. Exercise also builds up the supportive muscles around arthritic joints, keeping you from getting weak. By contrast, refusing to use your joints because of arthritis allows them to stiffen more easily. The key is to participate in exercises that don’t create additional damage to your joint tissues. Stick to low-impact activities that don’t stress the arthritis in your lower limbs. Walking is one of your simplest options. However, strength training with weights, water aerobics, swimming, balance training, biking, and other low-impact options are great for your joints as well. If you’re at all concerned about exercising with arthritis, let our team at Absolute Foot Care Specialists help you determine the best, safest way to do so. Make an appointment at our Las Vegas offices online. You can also call our experts at (702) 839-2010.