Arthritis in the knees can make it difficult to exercise and can lead to pain and stiffness in the joint. However, exercise is still important for maintaining joint flexibility, strength, and overall health. Here are some tips on how to exercise with arthritis in the knees:
Low-impact exercises: Low-impact exercises such as walking, cycling, swimming, or using an elliptical machine are good options for people with knee arthritis. These exercises help improve joint mobility and cardiovascular health without putting too much stress on the knees.
Range-of-motion exercises: Range-of-motion exercises such as knee extensions or flexions can help improve knee mobility and reduce stiffness. These exercises involve moving the joint through its full range of motion, but should be done slowly and without excessive force.
Strength training exercises: Strengthening the muscles around the knee joint can help provide support and reduce the risk of injury. Exercises such as leg curls or leg extensions can be done with resistance bands, weights, or using your own body weight.
Balance exercises: Balance exercises such as standing on one leg or using a balance board can help improve stability and reduce the risk of falls. These exercises should be done carefully and with support if needed.
Avoid high-impact exercises: High-impact exercises such as running or jumping can put excessive stress on the knee joint and exacerbate arthritis symptoms. It's best to avoid these types of exercises if you have knee arthritis.
It's important to consult with a doctor or a qualified fitness professional before starting an exercise program if you have knee arthritis. They can help you develop a safe and effective exercise plan that meets your individual needs and goals while avoiding any exercises that may worsen your knee arthritis symptoms.
**Exercise for Arthritis week starts on 15th May!
You get: 5 classes over the course of the week that are designed especially for people with arthritis
Classes are LIVE and RECORDED and will be housed on my website with anytime access:
Recording available when you sign up - Pilates for Arthritis – 30 minute class
Monday 15th May 9.30am Pilates Joint Mobiliser – 30 minute class
Tuesday 16th May 9.30am Lift IIT – low impact fitness intervals – 30 minute class
Thursday 18th May 9.30am Pilates for Arthritis 2 – 30 minute class
Bonus – Mobility for Arthritis – 15 minute class
Recordings available, with unlimited access, for all classes so you don’t HAVE to join me live if it’s not convenient.
£20, reduced to £15 if you sign up by Friday 12th May at 11pm.