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How To Treat Hip & Knee Arthritis

Studies consistently show that the best way to treat hip & knee arthritis is with exercise.

That’s right.

If you want improvements in function and reductions in pain you need to exercise.

But not just any exercise.

To treat hip & knee arthritis effectively you need to do the right exercises.

These include:

  • Aerobic Exercises
  • Strength Exercises
  • Range-of-Motion Exercises
  • Weight-Loss Exercise (if overweight)

With our busy lives, and access to commercial gyms currently limited it can be a challenge to get the right combo of your much needed exercises.

We’ve got you covered!

We have heaps of great options for you to treat your hip & knee arthritis

And for those needing weight-loss as well as exercise for hip & knee arthritis

  • In Clinic Exercise Physiology

In our Pride.Fix guide you will learn different exercises and drills to treat hip & knee arthritis.

how to treat hip & knee arthritis guide

What’s In The Guide?

In the guide you will find simple to follow instructions strategies and exercises to treat hip & knee arthritis.

It might come as a surprise to a few to learn that exercises are the first line recommendation for treatment of arthritis.

A common complaint of people with osteoarthritis is pain during exercise. It is OK for you to experience mild discomfort that goes away. When there is severe pain that lingers on, that is due to poor exercise selection.

Not all exercises are the same and the severity of osteoarthritis varies between us all. People with severe osteoarthritis or sensitive joints might be intolerant to high forces associated with some exercises.

Exercise selection can be classified into increasing levels of loading: non-weight bearing, partial-weight bearing and weight-bearing.

The key principle is to maximise loading to the point to which you are able to tolerate comfortably.

Remember joints love loading.

BUT before you start here’s 2 quick tips for you:

  1. For highly sensitive joints: Start with non-weight bearing exercises
  2. For those joints tolerating loading well: Increase from weight-bearing to extra external loaded exercises, as well as the speed of movement.

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What else can we treat at home?

It’s not just hip & knee arthritis that can be treated effectively at home.

We also have programs for treating shoulders and sore heels as well.

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Posted by PridePlus Health on Wednesday, 8 April 2020