Dealing with Joint Pain
by Moving For Life Blog on October 22nd, 2012

Avoiding the movements that cause joint pain will not make it go away. In fact, restricting movement will have the opposite effect, according to an article in the October 4th issue of Harvard’s HealthBeat newsletter. The Harvard clinicians explain that exercises that strengthen muscles and improve flexibility around the affected joint will reduce pain and facilitate mobility.  

The authors note that the right set of exercises practiced regularly can help people postpone or avoid surgery and return to fun activities they once avoided because of the pain. Weight reduction, when needed, also goes a long way to reducing joint pain. The Harvard clinicians advocate modest reductions in food intake combined with modest increases in exercise.

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5 Comments

Allen - January 21st, 2013 at 3:29 AM
Human joints are where the ends of two bones come together, allowing for movement.
Moving For Life Blog - January 22nd, 2013 at 1:40 PM
Yes - joints are spaces between bones and within the space there is fluid and often cartilage. Each joint is held together by ligaments. Bones, fluids, and ligaments are all affected by lifestyle. Thanks for your post!
ProKPR - February 6th, 2013 at 3:40 PM
So true. Also working through the pain won't make it better either.
Herman - March 27th, 2013 at 5:36 PM
My knee pain disappeared after buying a new pair of running shoes and stretching before exercising.
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