Exercising with Arthritis – NIA

I suffer from severe osteoarthritis in my hands, specifically, my thumb joints. For people with arthritis, exercise can reduce joint pain and stiffness. It can also help with losing weight, which reduces stress on the joints.

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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis among older people. It occurs when cartilage, the tissue that cushions the ends of the bones within the joints, breaks down and wears away, according to the National Institute on Aging. For people with arthritis, exercise can reduce joint pain and stiffness. It can also help with losing weight, which reduces stress on the joints.

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3 responses to “Exercising with Arthritis – NIA

  1. Rubbing castor oil on the joints can be helpful, getting greater benefit from doing the exercises.

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    • Thanks. I am a great believer in those topical remedies. I use, at one time or another, Aspercreme, mustardseed oil, hemp oil, cbd oil.

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      • I’ve used Tea Tree oil effectively. Had a bulge below the skin near the top of my skull. Large enough o interfere with getting my hair cut. Got it to shrink down almost to nothing over a period of several weeks.

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