3 Quick Tips to Help You Exercise With Weak Joints

3 Quick Tips to Help You Exercise With Weak Joints
December 22 14:15 2018 Print This Article

Weak or sore joints are a very common issue, especially with people that are over thirty. The causes of joint problems can be numerous. Past injuries, aging, medical conditions like arthritis and gout, etc.

The symptoms of bad joints may range from chronic or situational pain to swelling, redness, weakness, and may cause difficulty while exercising, or in more extreme cases, even during everyday, regular activities.

A bit paradoxically, the best way to get rid of issues with joints is to exercise regularly. We are here to discuss how to do this without amplifying the pain or even worsening your state.

1. Warm up and cool down

In more benign situations we can alleviate the difficulties caused by unhealthy joints by simply ensuring that we warm up properly before exercising. By the same token, not giving the joint the opportunity to cool down and settle after your training session can also cause further trouble.

Don’t rush things, take your time and make sure your body is prepared for the exercises you are about to perform and rest up after you are done.

2. Create a workout plan based on research

OK, so on top of having to exercise you are going to have to do research? Well, yes, especially if you have joint problems. The goal of your training program will always be to strengthen the muscles around the joints in question so that they can absorb most of the stress when you move.

This means that you are going to need to find exercises that strengthen the muscles without stressing the joint too much. Don’t make the mistake of shying away from exercises that focus on the movement of a particular joint, just make sure that you adjust the volume, intensity, and range of motion of the exercises you plan to do.

3. Proper equipment

There is a lot of equipment you can get to help you keep your joints safe during exercise. Naturally, what you’ll be getting will inevitably depend on the joint(s) you are having issues with.

For example, it’s a good idea to get a bledsoe brace to support your knee if you need to limit its range of motion so you don’t experience spiking pain during your training sessions. This can help with running, squats or any other exercise that focuses on the knees.

Also, you should have the appropriate shoes for the workout plan you’ve decided on. Shoes that provide proper support to your body during the entire range of motion will help you keep the stress neatly distributed and the exercise balanced.

Be careful while you exercise, don’t push yourself too hard and steadily build those muscles to help your joints function properly.

About Author: The author of this blog is a content marketer who formally worked at Fitness Advise. A writer by day and a reader by night, he loathes discussing himself in the third person but can be persuaded to do so from time to time.

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