Exercise for Osteoporosis Pain Relief
Did you know regular exercise can play a very important part in maintaining
healthy bones and preventing osteoporosis? Exercise reduces joint pain
and stiffness, and increases flexibility, muscle strength and endurance. It
also helps with weight reduction and enhances a sense of well-being.
Clinical studies show regular exercise can:
~ Maintain and improve your bone density and bone strength
~ Increase muscle strength to support your joints
~ Improve your coordination and balance to prevent falls
~ Improve lung and heart fitness for reduced risk of heart disease
Exercises for Osteoarthritis
Two of the best exercises for osteoporosis include gentle weights for
muscle strength and walking.
However, it's hard to exercise when your joints cause you pain.
Thermomedic Therapy Garments are designed to assist with pain relief
associated with osteoporosis. Exercising with a far infrared compressive
back support or joint supports can be particularly useful if you suffer with
pain in your joints as the compression decreases the stress on your joints
and the warm temperature helps to reduce muscle spasms, tension and
Strengthening your quadriceps muscles with exercise can help reduce your
knee pain and disability associated with osteoarthritis. Far infrared therapy
compressive knee supports may assist maintain correct joint alignment for
better healing during exercise and general activities.
If You Suffer With Osteoporosis Pain
If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or are recovering from a
bone fracture, your physiotherapist can help you to develop your own
personalized exercise program. Due to the higher risk of fracture
associated with osteoporosis you can wear compressive joint supports to
help achieve better joint alignment and increased circulation to maintain
bone strength while reducing your risk of falls and fractures by working to
improve overall posture, balance and muscle strength.
Even if you don't have osteoporosis there are two main types of exercise
that are beneficial to bone health. They are weight bearing exercise and
strength training or resistance exercise.
While osteoporosis is a chronic condition, you can still lead an active life
style by managing your pain, fatigue and disability by following a daily
exercise routine. Thermomedics far infrared therapy treatments are
designed to help ease osteoporosis pain, improve your own body's natural
healing for enhance joint mobility and better health care outcomes.
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