In this health video you will learn how you can exercise with arthritis.
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Raena Morgan: Is exercise recommended for arthritis and what would be the best kind? Dr. Todd Ferguson: Yes, exercise is recommended. You don’t use it, you loose it and you want to stay movable and use your joints. Some forms of exercise are harder on the joints than others. When you go running on the pavement, that’s a lot of hard pounding on your knee joints, and your ankle joints and your hips, verses walking vigorously on the grass or even a swimming is a great exercise, because it puts little pressure at all on your joints. In the end, you are using your muscles and so if you can get on to a fresh Minnesota lake, that’s ideal. Raena Morgan: That will be good. Dr. Todd Ferguson: Or swimming pool works as well. So, I usually recommend people do exercise and stay active, but not to over do it. You don’t want to, if you are really suffering with joint issues, it is prime up the time to run a marathon although, people who have joint issues can may be eventually run a marathon, if they down regulate some inflammation and heal up their joints first. So, you want to use it, but don’t over do it. Raena Morgan: Okay, thank you. Dr. Todd Ferguson: Thank you.