Exercise can Help Combat Arthritis: Doctors

by Rukmani Krishna on  June 12, 2013 at 12:58 PM Lifestyle News
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According to doctors, millions of people suffering from arthritis can improve their health by committing themselves to do regular work-outs.
 Exercise can Help Combat Arthritis: Doctors
Exercise can Help Combat Arthritis: Doctors

Earlier, patients were asked to rest their joints if they became too painful or swollen but now doctors say that the simplest way to beat the painful problem is to do regular and gentle exercise, the Daily Express reported.

Professor Mark Batt, a consultant in sport and exercise medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals, said that doing regular exercise is important to keep joints healthy and the long-term benefits of exercise far outweigh the risk of injury.

Professor Alan Silman, medical director of Arthritis Research UK, said that exercise has become increasingly relevant in the treatment of arthritis, as research has shown that the joints, bones and cartilage rely on stimulation of physical activity to repair themselves.

Source: ANI

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