PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How can isometrics help you deal with arthritis?

ANSWER

Some people with arthritis avoid exercise because of joint pain. However, a group of exercises called "isometrics" will help strengthen muscles without bending painful joints. Isometrics involve no joint movement but rather strengthen muscle groups by using an alternating series of isolated muscle flexes and periods of relaxation.

From: Exercise to Treat Arthritis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 22, 2019

SOURCE: Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 22, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

How can hydrotherapy help with treating arthritis?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.