Low impact exercise is very important for people with Arthritis. When exercising with arthritis you have to focus on certain movements and an overall balanced workout for your whole body, not just the area affected by arthritis. A common mistake is to focus on just the area that is in pain. This can be a big mistake because you will throw your body’s balance off, potentially overwork the problem area, and can actually perpetuate the arthritis causing inflammation or cartilage deterioration.
It is important to focus on range of motion, strengthening, and aerobic benefits when exercising to benefit arthritis. A lot of times a rebounder (aka: mini trampoline) is recommended for a light workout. By bouncing lightly on the rebounder it helps to stimulate lymphatic drainage.
Whole Body Vibration can provide these same results, but in a much shorter amount of time. For example: when standing on a vertical vibration platform that is set for 20 HZ your muscles are contracting and relaxing 20 times per second in response to the vibrations. This is like jumping 20 times per second on a rebounder! The vibration stimulus travels straight up through the body. Your whole bodyweight is being mobilized to circulate lymphatic fluids. This creates the same benefits as a rebounder, just in a much shorter amount of time.
Exercise can reduce pain and disability by decreasing muscle inhibition and by improving local circulation. Unfortunately, most arthritis sufferers tend to not adhere to an exercise regimen due to the discomfort associated with working out. The more difficult the exercise, the less likely they will do it. Whole body vibration is particularly suited for these people because it exercises the postural system. WBV is easy to use, the exercise sessions are short and best of all it is safe.
Whole Body Vibration is a great option to relieve arthritis pain and suffering, maybe even reverse the effects naturally.