How to Stay Active With Osteoarthritis: "Motion is Lotion"
Dr. Daniel Montero, a sports-medicine physician within the Department of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic in Florida discusses what kind of exercises are you should take part in if you suffer from joint pain. Remember, "motion is lotion", says Dr. Montero.
Exercises you may need to avoid if you have moderate or severe osteoarthritis of the knee or hip include:
- Running and jogging. The difference between how much force goes through your joints jogging or running, as opposed to with walking, is sometimes more than 10-fold your whole body weight
- Jumping rope
- High-impact aerobics
- Any activity where, at any time, you have both feet off the ground at once, however briefly (basketball, jumping)
Fortunately, that leaves a lot of activities that are OK for people with knee and hip osteoarthritis and that can help keep you mobile - see the list at WebMD.
Knee and Hip Exercises for Osteoarthritis. WebMD.