Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect musculoskeletal joints. You may have heard of the more common types of arthritis: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Arthritis often involves damage to joint cartilage (the lubricating surface that covers the ends of bones). 

Arthritis-related symptoms include pain, stiffness, and swelling which can result in joint weakness, instability, deformities, and reduced movement. Whilst there is no cure for arthritis, scientific research tells us that movement is the key for management. Whilst the joints are affected with arthritis (and is irreversible as far as we know), the muscles and tendons surrounding the joints can be changed! Therefore, maximising the function of your muscles will help to support the weakening joints.

It is best to conduct exercise under an allied health professional to make sure you are doing the right type of exercise for your arthritis, being cautious not to push into pain. 
Remember, ‘motion is lotion’ when it comes to your joints. Movement is good for arthritis and will help improve your exercise capacity for daily activities.

For more information, visit the Arthritis Australia website:

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