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What do I need to know about stretches for arthritis?

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For many people with arthritis, morning is the most difficult part of the day. Waking up with stiff joints or joint pain is a common complaint. Although it may seem like the hardest time of day to get moving, doing a few stretches in the morning can give you a more limber start to your day.

It only takes a few minutes to stretch and warm up your muscles and joints. But for the best results, the key is to do arthritis stretches every day. Taking a warm shower before or after stretching can also help you feel more flexible and limber.

SOURCES:

Matt Hyland, PT, PhD, MPA, CSCS, president of the New York Physical Therapy Association. 

Sharon Kolasinski, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2018

SOURCES:

Matt Hyland, PT, PhD, MPA, CSCS, president of the New York Physical Therapy Association. 

Sharon Kolasinski, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2018

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