If you are suffering from joint pain – whether it is from Rheumatoid Arthritis or any kind of injury – you might think that your working out days have been numbered. It may be hard to motivate yourself to keep moving and staying active. However, it is imperative to your overall health and well-being.

Here’ we have outlined a few exercises for joint pain that limit the impact on the skeletal structure, while promoting strengthening the muscles, increasing cardiovascular health, and enhancing flexibility. The benefits will not only be reaped while you’re at the gym or studio but also in your everyday lives and movements.

Pilates

exercises for joint pain

Pilates focuses on the core and lengthening, ensuring good posture, stability, and range of movement. It is also mostly preformed on a mat or floor, ensuring that typically high pain points (i.e. hips, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulders, etc.) are not being affected heavily. Better yet, instructors always have easier modifications on exercises to make any movements more easily doable.

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