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Exercise is one of the best things you can do to help keep your muscles strong and
reduce joint pain and stiffness. And it can help you reach and stay at a
want to make sure that you don't hurt your joints when you exercise. Before you
get started, ask your doctor what kind of activity would be good for
These tips can help you exercise safely:
Know when you have sore muscles and not joint pain. If
your muscles are sore, you can safely exercise through the soreness. (You could
exercise through joint pain too, but it's not safe to do so.)
If you have
joint pain that lasts for more than a day after you exercise, you need
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Current as ofOctober 31, 2016
Current as of:
October 31, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
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