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What is the importance of strengthening exercises in treating arthritis?

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Strong muscles help keep weak joints stable and comfortable and protect them against further damage. A program of strengthening exercises that targets specific muscle groups can be helpful as part of your arthritis treatment.

There are several types of strengthening exercises that, when performed properly, can maintain or increase muscle tissue to support your muscles without aggravating your joints.

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

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