8 Tips for Exercise with Osteoarthritis of the Knee
When a patient has arthritis pain in the knee, exercise may not be at the top of the list of desired activity. However, exercise can help increase flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength and can help control weight. It can also help strengthen bones and ligaments. Here are suggestions for exercises that can help your osteoarthritis.
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Maintaining a healthy weight and staying active is good for the entire body. A brisk walk will help increase bloodflow and will build the muscles around the knee. Walking is a low-impact activity as well, so you are not damaging the joint while exercising.