Exercises to Help
Exercises to Help Arthritis
Below are some examples of exercises for
arthritis sufferers which aim to avoid stiffness, improve mobility of
the joint and strengthen the muscles around it:
- For the neck - turn your head very
gently all the way to the left. Keep it as far as it can go for a
few seconds and then move back to the straight position. Then do the
same to the right. Repeat 5 times.
- For shoulder flexibility - Lean
over a chair using one arm to support you. Make circular movements
with your other arm to work on the stiff shoulder joint, first
clockwise then anti-clockwise
- For the knee - Sit on the floor
with your affected knee straight. Place a rolled towel under your
heel to support it. Tighten the muscles of the knee while pushing
your heel away from you. Aim to touch the floor with the back of
your knee. Hold for three or four seconds, relax and repeat a few
Diet does not cause arthritis but bingeing on
alcohol and eating high-purine foods precipitates an attack in those gout.
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