Globe & Mail Article: What exercises can I do to alleviate the pain of osteoarthritis?

What exercises can I do to alleviate the pain of osteoarthritis? The Question: I have osteoarthritis. I am stiff and sore in the mornings, especially my feet. Can you suggest a couple of exercises I can do before I get up, to help alleviate some of the pain?

The Answer: I encourage all my clients living with osteoarthritis to perform gentle range-of-motion exercises before they get out of bed. When done right, these exercises help minimize pain by stimulating the production of your body’s natural joint lubricant: synovial fluid. With osteoarthritis, the cushion-like cartilage between the bones has been worn away, so the joints can benefit from extra lubrication. Read More

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