Spring Exercises To Relieve Joint Pain

Posted on March 31st, 2022 by Orthopaedic Specialty Group

For those living with arthritis or chronic joint pain, it can be hard to want to get moving every day, but the truth is, regular exercise can help reduce your daily joint discomfort and inflammation. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight, strengthen your muscles, improve flexibility, reduce joint pressure, and improve your quality of life. 

From the Orthopaedic Specialty Group team, here are five springtime exercises for those with arthritis and joint pain:

Try Cycling

Riding a bike, whether a stationary one at your local gym or on your own bicycle around the neighborhood, is a great aerobic exercise with low joint impact. Strengthen your muscles, burn calories, and avoid straining your joints with cycling. Just remember to make sure your seat is comfortable and your bike is fitted for your height!

Enjoy a Dip In The Pool

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise for those with arthritis since the water supports your weight and soothes and relieves pressure on the joints. Plus, who doesn’t love a relaxing dip in the pool on a hot day? Try doing some laps, treading water, or joining a swimming aerobics class. 

Go For a Brisk Walk

Walking is the easiest form of exercise since you can do it just about anywhere and no special training is needed, and it’s also a great way to enjoy a beautiful spring day. Grab some comfortable walking sneakers, some water, and any sun protection you need, and go outside for a brisk walk, perfect for maintaining a healthy weight and reducing joint stiffness.

Take Up Gardening

Gardening is a refreshing spring and summertime hobby that plenty of people enjoy, but it’s also a lot of work! Whether you are looking to grow some beautiful flowers or fresh produce, gardening can be a rewarding hobby that doubles as great exercise from all the work it requires: Raking, digging, trimming shrubs, pushing wheelbarrows, etc. Don’t forget some gripping gloves and proper equipment to garden safely.

Relax With Some Yoga

If you need some relaxation but are still looking to move, try yoga! With so many different stretches and poses to choose from, you can ensure your exercise is tailored to your body’s needs. Don’t be afraid to take your yoga outside for some fresh air, too.

For exceptional orthopaedic care, contact Orthopaedic Specialty Group!

It’s crucial to seek expert medical treatment if you struggle with problems or pain associated with your bones or joints. Give the professionals at Orthopaedic Specialty Group a call at (203) 337-2600, and let us know how we can help you! Don’t let that pain hold you back from living your life. Your health and safety are our top priority.