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Planning strength exercises for people with arthritis By Mark Richards, MS, PT-482

Planning strength exercises for people with arthritis By Mark Richards, MS, PT

Arthritic pain. Does arthritis conjure up thoughts of discomfort and the need to decrease activity and increase rest? Understandably, those are natural responses to pain. Often, patients and clients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are advised to slow down, to take it easy, and certainly to avoid any significant activity for the involved joints. But, is it possible those recommendations do more harm than good? The answer from the research appears to be “yes.”

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Knee osteoarthritis: strength training for pain relief and functional improvement by Phil Page, M.S., P.T., ATC, CSCS-145

Knee osteoarthritis: strength training for pain relief and functional improvement by Phil Page, M.S., P.T., ATC, CSCS

Many people claim the body starts to fall apart at 40. They may be right. At this age, deconditioned individuals experience declines in their muscle strength, increases in their waistline and morning stiffness and soreness. The body also succumbs to normal aging and wear and tear. In many cases, cartilage breaks down and wears out, and osteoarthritis sets in.

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Aquatic exercise and arthritis by Shirley Archer, J.D., M.A., C.M.T.-116

Aquatic exercise and arthritis by Shirley Archer, J.D., M.A., C.M.T.

Arthritis, which means literally "joint inflammation," is among the most prevalent diseases in the United States today. In 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new statistics to show that arthritis and chronic joint symptoms, an indicator for arthritis and rheumatoid conditions, affect 70 million Americans, or one in three adults.(1) The disease is also the leading cause of disability in the nation today, limiting the daily activities of millions of people. (2)

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