When joint cartilage wears away, bone rubs against bone, causing osteoarthritis. Sounds painful? It is. But here are 5 remedies that research suggests may actually help ease arthritis pain.
Physical activity is essential for people with osteoarthritis, whether it means walking around your apartment if you’re a fragile older person or swimming laps if you’re in better shape.
People used to think that exercise made arthritis worse, but the opposite is true—unless you’re pounding the pavement. Exercise programs should include both aerobic exercise—like walking, swimming, or biking—and strengthening exercises, such as isometric and isotonic exercises, Dr. Altman says.