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What should I look out for when doing exercise to help with my arthritis?

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Check with your doctor and adjust your program if you have any of the following:

Regardless of the exercise program you select, it's important to begin slowly and choose a program you enjoy so that you maintain it. Make exercise part of your daily routine so that it becomes a lifetime habit.

  • Unusual or persistent fatigue
  • Sharp or increased pain
  • Increased weakness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Increased joint swelling
  • Continuing pain

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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