5 Simple & Gentle, Yet Powerful Exercises for Torturous Joint Pains
Top 5 Exercises to Relieve Arthritis Joint PainsExercises for joint pains at all times needs to be balanced. They should aim at improving health and at the same time not pushing the patient beyond a certain line. It is always advisable to check with a doctor before taking up any exercise routine.
This is the first and foremost form of exercise to take up. Your body needs a warm up before a workout routine anyway and it also helps improve your range of motion. The aim here needs to be taking your joints through the full range of its motion and not beyond it. If you are working on a back bend, then the aim has to be that you bend forward completely but not to touch the floor with your palm. Stretch out all your joints regularly and carefully. Over a period of time, you will see relief.
If you want better immunity/less inflammation and a little bit of gentle stretching too, then yoga is the right pick. The relaxation technique of Nidra promotes immunity which reduces the inflammation while the beginner level poses and postures are good to increase the range of motion. Just ensure you avoid routines like power yoga and hot yoga that put excessive pressure on the joints.
This is one of the best options if you are looking to strengthen your muscles. The shoulder bridge is a good start. Lay on the floor and place your arm along the side of your body. Bend your knee. Exhale through the mouth, contract your abdominal muscles, and push your pelvis up. Make sure you are stretching out your back as well.
If walking hurts, don’t walk. When you have significant joint pains, walking really is a task. The alternative is a water workout. At your local pool, step into the shallow and walk end to end at a brisk pace. The buoyancy of the water will reduce the stress on the joints and workout will seem a lot less painful. If you have access to an underwater treadmill, then make use of it. Ask the trainer to set it at the right speed for you. He or she will be a better judge. If you don’t have access to one, you can also try out the jogging belt. It suspends you above the pool floor removing the stress from your joints and allowing you to continue your routine.
If you are looking for a low impact alternative exercise for joint pains, the sun style Tai Chi is just what you need. It involves slow, smooth, and controlled body movements that are not too intensive but require a great deal of control. Tai Chi is a brilliant way to improve mobility, core strength, and balance. You are less likely to take a fall with Tai Chi training under your belt. Start today. You never know what tomorrow has in store for you!
- Flexable Health