Remedy Details for care and relief of Osteoarthritis

Do exercise for the care and relief of Osteoarthritis

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Effectiveness: 3.6  Popularity: 7

Why it works:
Strengthening exercises help maintain and improve your muscle strength. Strong muscles can support and protect joints that are affected by arthritis. Research shows that people can and should exercise when they have osteoarthritis. Exercise is considered the most effective non-drug treatment for reducing pain and improving movement in osteoarthritis.

How it works:
Three kinds of exercise are important for people with osteoarthritis: exercises involving range of motion, also called flexibility exercises; endurance or aerobic exercises; and strengthening exercises. Each one plays a role in maintaining and improving your ability to move and function.

Range-of-motion exercises include gentle stretching and movements that take joints through their full span. Doing these exercises regularly – ideally every day – can help maintain and even improve the flexibility in your joints.

Aerobic exercises strengthen your heart and make your lungs more efficient. This conditioning has the added benefit of reducing fatigue, so you have more stamina throughout the day. Aerobic exercise also helps control your weight by increasing the amount of calories your body uses. Furthermore, this type of exercise can help you sleep better and improve your mood. Do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week.

Strengthening exercises help maintain and improve your muscle strength. Strong muscles can support and protect joints that are affected by arthritis.

The self cure remedy of Do exercise for the care and relief of Osteoarthritis has an effectiveness score of 3.6 and a popularity score of 7 on the self-cure system.