Fitness exercises for arthritis

Regular exercise is desirable for keeping your joints healthy. Your joints will remain more mobile if you move them daily. People who are suffering from arthritis should make it a point to exercise their joints regularly so as to effectively control the disease. The bone and muscle strength of Arthritis patients can be increased by doing exercises specially meant for the purpose of treating Arthritis. However, it is still advisable to consult your doctor before beginning with any of the exercises.

Cervical Flexion And Cervical Extension: Cervical flexion includes bringing your chin to your chest and cervical extension implies looking up to the ceiling. Tuck your chin in and bring your head forward gently. Make an attempt to make your chin touch the chest. Now, bend the head backwards and let it go as far as it can. You need to repeat this exercise as many as five times. People who suffer from pain in the back of their neck will benefit a lot from forward head flexion.

Lateral Flexion: Try to bring your right ear to your right shoulder as far as you can. Take care not to rotate or turn your head while doing this neck stretch. Now, bring your left ear close to your left shoulder. Repeat if for five times for bringing relief.

Rotation Of The Cervical Spine: In this exercise you have to stretch your head to the right as far as you can while trying to bring your chin over your shoulders. Make sure that you don’t bring up your shoulders when you do this exercise. Hold the same position for about 3-5 seconds. Now do the same with the left side of the neck and repeat the exercise for 5 times.

The last part of the neck stretching exercise involves standing on your feet apart. Keep your hands behind your back. Bend from side to side but don’t bend with your waist and hips. Just bend with the upper back area. After holding the movement for 3-5 seconds, do the same thing with the left side.

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