When you or a loved one suffers from stiff joints that cause discomfort or pain, it can be difficult to move around and perform normal, daily tasks. It might seem as though exercise will only make things worse. On the contrary, one of the top treatment methods is to exercise with arthritis.
To use an exercise program as arthritis treatment, stop by our office. We can assess your current condition, recommend specific exercises, and help you establish goals. In all likelihood, we will recommend some combination of walking, water workouts, and resistance training.
After talking with us, you may need to pick up a new pair of walking shoes and/or clothes to exercise in.
It is important to begin your workout program at a light level and slowly progress in intensity and duration. This will give your muscles time to strengthen and avoid overworking affected joints. Easing into physical activity is always the best policy.
For more information on the benefits of exercise for arthritis, simply give Richardson Podiatry Associates a call at (972) 690-5374. You can also schedule an appointment with our Richardson, TX foot doctor office online today.