The Right Exercises Can Help Your Ankle Arthritis

Denver-area residents raised over $90,000 at the Jingle Bell Run/Walk in December 2014. That’s a lot of money for arthritis research and educational programs! If you missed it, you’ll have another chance to support the work at the Walk to Cure Arthritis in May 2015. Though you might think otherwise, moving your painful joints can actually benefit ankle arthritis, whether from osteoarthritis or the rheumatoid version. In fact, exercising with arthritis is one of the best ways to relieve symptoms of the condition.

Generally, range-of-motion exercises keep the joint from stiffening up, reduce swelling, and alleviate some of your pain. Of course, not all exercise is good, especially if you have rheumatoid arthritis. High impact movements like running, jumping, quick directions changes, and stops and starts can further damage inflamed joints. Instead, do some of the following movements to keep your joints functioning:

Call Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center in Lakewood, CO, at (303) 423-2520 for more tips on exercising with arthritis, or to set up an appointment for treatment of your ankle arthritis pain. We don’t want it to keep you from living a full and active life!

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