Arthritis is a disease that causes pain and loss of movement to the joints. Joint pain, also called arthralgia is the leading cause of disability among the individuals over the age of 55 all over the globe.
Arthritis pain is extremely frustrating and can be nagging and crippling that can continue for days after days. Arthritis is not considered as a single disease but encompasses about 100 different conditions.
Some of the common type of arthritis includes gout, osteo-arthritis, pseudo-gout, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, psoriatic arthritis, Reiter’s disease, fibromyalgia etc.
Most types of arthritis include inflammation of the joints. Inflammation is the body’s usual answer to injury or infection. In case of arthritis, the natural defense mechanism of the body goes away.
Instead the elements of the blood that are designed to fight the infection and repair injuries of the body fight and attack the body. However, there are a lot of exercises that are responsible for the fighting of the ailment. Some of these exercises are as follows:
Yoga: There are different yoga postures and asanas that are beneficial for the sufferers and help the suffering individual to gain a healthy and sound body and mind. At the time of the performance of yoga, the body is trained to perform a lot of stretching exercises that helps the body to remain flexible and thereby aids the joints and the bones by staying elastic.
Yoga exercises are a kind of motion exercises that enhances the suppleness of the body and reduces the stiffness of the joints.
Aerobatics: Aerobatics in general and water aerobatics in particular are known to work extremely efficiently for the individuals suffering from the ailment as this kind of exercise focus more on resistance training.
Some of the more specific exercises that can be conducted in water are jogging, cycling, jumping tracks, dancing sessions etc. and are known to be excellent exercises for knee and leg arthritis.
Strengthening exercises: The objective of this exercise is to boost and improve the strength of the muscles of the body. This helps to treat the ailments that have attacked the bones and the joints.