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Exercise: A Major Secret in Achieving Joint Pain Relief

Joint Pain

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  • Exercise helps prevent and relieve joint pain through a number of mechanisms, including strengthening key supportive muscles, restoring flexibility, improving bone density and joint function, and facilitating weight loss
  • Proper exercises will not damage your joints; instead research suggests exercise has a positive impact on joint tissues
  • Inactivity promotes muscle weakness, joint contractures, and loss of range of motion, which can lead to more pain and loss of function, and even less activity. To break this potentially devastating cycle, regular exercise is essential
  • If you have significant pain with movement, you may want to work with a physical therapist or qualified personal trainer who can develop a safe workout program for you

By Dr. Mercola

Joint pain is incredibly common, impacting an estimated 30 percent of U.S. adults and causing pain, swelling and stiffness that can range from mildly irritating to completely debilitating.


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