Arthritis

Physical treatments for back pain and osteoarthritis

Supportive therapies can help make everyday activities easier.

Pilates can be of great benefit for people who suffer from arthritic pain because this physical practice can strengthen the muscles supporting your joints. People often combine Pilates with aerobic exercises and a workout routine to lose weight thus strengthening muscles whilst reducing physical pain.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis in the UK and is a condition that causes the joints to become painful and stiff. Studies have shown people with arthritis who perform Pilates had a better range of motion and less stiffness than people who did not include Pilates in their exercise routines. OA affects the joint cartilage and the bone tissue next to the cartilage. By maintaining a healthy weight and doing regular, gentle exercises you may be able to reduce your chances of developing the condition.

Osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms will be improved through regular exercise which maintains activity and mobility whilst building up muscle and thereby strengthening the joints.

Pilates is a great tool for managing osteoarthritis pain as it can increase flexibility, muscle strength and physical endurance. Pilates, as part of your arthritis treatment, helps you lose weight whilst improving your overall sense of well-being. Generally, exercise is also good for improving your posture and relieving stress, all of which will ease symptoms.

Whatever your age or level of fitness, physical activity is one of the most important treatments for people with osteoarthritis. A combination of exercises to strengthen your muscles and exercises to improve your general fitness will improve your overall physical ability and lessen pain.

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