Before knowing how exercise affects patients in arthritis it is important to know the mechanics behind the mechanics. A joint allows movement of two bones at their meeting point and cartilage is a firm cushion that covers the ends of the two bones, absorbing shock and enabling the bones to glide smoothly over each other. The joint is wrapped inside a tough capsule filled with synovial fluid. This fluid lubricates the cartilage and other structures in the joint and keeps them moving smoothly.
Your joints are joined by ligaments joining one bone to another and these bones are attached to the bones by tendons. While contracting your muscles pull on the bones to make the joint move. Arthritis is a musculoskeletal condition which affects the normal functioning of the joints, muscles, bones and surrounding structures. Patients diagnosed with the disease experience intense pain, stiffness and inflammation in one or more joints or muscles, though exercising regularly can reduce many symptoms of the disease in order to improve your joint mobility and strength. The sturdy structure called the skeleton is what supports the whole body and maintains the rigidity that is required for everyday function and the robustness. The bones are strong but are still susceptible to damage, wear and tear and general deterioration due to illness and old age. The joints in the body whether which include your limbs and the rest of the parts have some form of flexibility that helps in the bending of different parts. Exercising could regulate and spring them to function smoothly.
Benefits of exercise for people with osteoporosis:
Your inactive desk jobs, wrong posture, poor balance and weak muscles increase the risk of fractures. A person with osteoporosis can improve their health with exercise some are as follows:
- Low bone loss reduction
- protection of remaining bone tissue
- enhanced physical fitness
- developed muscle strength
- improved reaction time
- improved mobility
- Slowly developing sense of balance and coordination
- eliminate bone fractures risks caused by falls
- Joint pain reduction
- Mood and vitality improvement
How to choose exercise for people with osteoporosis:
The type excessing is equally important as that of exercising regularly, not every exercise exists is for you and could do more harm than good if not taken seriously. Below mentioned are some of the recommend workouts by the orthopedic surgeon in Vashi
Aerobic/endurance exercise: Strengthening the heart and lungs to make it more efficient aerobic exercises could do wonders to your health. They reduces fatigue along with building body stamina and helping to keep that body weight in check by increasing the number of calories used by the body. Some of the examples of these type of exercises may include walking, bicycling, jogging, swimming or by using the elliptical machine.
Aquatic (water) exercises: Proved to be particularly helpful for the beginners to exercise as well as for those who are obese or overweight, aquatic exercises do not involve swimming, rather they are performed while standing in shoulder-height water. Total Hip Replacement Surgery experts in Mulund, Mumbai believes that water’s buoyancy helps relieve the pressure of your body’s weight on the affected joints such as your hips and knees in particular, reducing the chances of you to go under surgery. Aquatic (water) exercises even provide resistance for your muscles to get stronger and better with time. Regular aquatic exercise should help you relieve pain and improve daily function in people with hip and knee OA.
Flexibility exercises: The range of motion refers to the ability of a person to move joints through the full motion they were aimed to achieve. Flexibility exercises include gentle stretching and movements that take joints through their full span. Regular approach towards such exercises could help you improve and maintain joints flexibility.
Our survey over the years from the patients have shown that, mild to moderate exercising has the utmost health benefits for people with arthritis. However, Dr. Shailendra Patil
at Bone and Joint Care Centre believes that everyone’s circumstances vary from one another, so discussing exercise with your doctor or physical therapist is important. Together with your health care team you can design an exercise plan that is best for you. Visit us for the consultation and get the maximum benefits of the leading arthritis clinic in Mumbai. Connect with us TODAY.
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