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Resistance Training for Arthritis Patients

Dr. aakash bansal
Dr. aakash bansal
Muscle weakness and wasting is very common among arthritis patients that leads to Fatigue, loss of stamina, lower level of activity, loss of independence and Poor balance.
Resistance Training helps in overcoming these challenges

- Reduces pain : Strengthen the muscles around affected Joints
- Increase Range of Motion
- Burn Calories
- Improve Bone Density

How to Start-
- With Light weights
- Resistance Bands
- Body Weight Workouts - Wall push ups, Mini Squats, Calf Raises

1. Start under a physiotherapist or a certified personal trainer who has an experience of handling arthritis patients
2. Schedule workout for times of the day when least likely to suffer from inflammation and pain
3. Excercise within comfortable range of motion
4. Take proper rest between sets
5. Apply Ice if its pain after the workout

1. Avoid when stiffness is at worst
2. Avoid with actively inflammed Joints
3. Stop the workout if its pain

Have a safe workout!!

- Dr. Aakash Bansal

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