10 Exercises for Arthritis
8. Water workout
Swimming is an excellent way to get an overall exercise session with the benefits of weightlessness. For those who have significant joint pain the body, use a water-jogging belt, which helps you walk, suspended off the bottom of the pool; it will take away an enormous amount of pressure on the joints of the hips, knees, and ankles. If there is no belt available, simply walking from one side of the pool to the other at a relatively brisk pace, will do as much for you as swimming laps. There are water aerobics classes you can take, held in most public pools, or a personal trainer will help you design a routine that is specific to your arthritis needs.