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A: The right type of exercise is actually a very important part of managing arthritis. Stretching and strengthening the muscles around arthritic joints can actually improve function and decrease pain. However, high impact weight bearing exercise can worsen symptoms and should be avoided.

Putting stress on the arthritic joint in extreme positions (for example, excessive bending of the knees) is also irritating. Exercising in water is an ideal choice because movement is allowed without excessive stress on the joints. A physical therapist can develop and progress a specific exercise program for your particular condition.
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