Arthritis refers to joint pain that affects millions of people globally. It causes severe pain and inflammation in the joints. The most commonly known types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The pain may be mild to severe and may even progress and get worse over time. Arthritis can result in symptoms such as pain, swelling, stiffness, and decrease the range of motion in the joints.
Knee arthritis can cause extreme difficulty in performing everyday activities, such as climbing stairs and walking. The knee joint is usually covered by a thin lining known as the synovial membrane that releases fluid to lubricate the cartilage and reduce friction between the bones.
Exercising helps to lessen and relieve arthritic pain as well as symptoms, such as swelling and stiffness. Low-impact exercising is known to be best for knee arthritis. Apart from minimizing the stress on the joint, regular exercise can improve the strength and flexibility of the joints.
Benefits of exercising to relieve arthritic knee pain:
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Initially, one may experience mild muscle soreness while performing these exercises. But, practicing these simple exercises every day for 10 minutes can help you to ease the knee pain and relieve muscle stiffness.