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Can exercise help my hip pain from arthritis?

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Exercising the hip joint with low-impact exercises, stretching, and resistance training can ease hip pain and improve joint mobility. For example, swimming is a good non-impact exercise for arthritis. Physical therapy can also help your range of motion.

SOURCES:

American Family Physician, Oct. 15, 1999.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip," "Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip."

Firestein, Gary S. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, 2008.

American Family Physician, Feb. 1, 2003.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 15, 2020

SOURCES:

American Family Physician, Oct. 15, 1999.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip," "Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip."

Firestein, Gary S. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, 2008.

American Family Physician, Feb. 1, 2003.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 15, 2020

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