Weight Loss and Arthitis

Dr. Chelsea Schuman, PT | | Category:

This article will give you the information you need need to know if your achy joints are holding you back from working out. The first thing you need to understand is that your medical diagnosis of arthritis may not be the reason only your joints are achy. Arthritis or inflammation of a joint space is actually a natural process that occurs in the body. In previous posts we have talked about how even people without pain or stiffness display some type of abnormality on imaging. Therefore having the diagnosis of arthritis from imaging does not have to be something that keeps you from participating in the activities you want.

One of the reasons you may be experiencing stiff achy joints is because of a faulty movement pattern. This faulty movement pattern could be causing a decrease in joint range of motion that could lead to decreased lubrication of the joint space. This decrease in lubrication could be contributing to the feeling of stiff achy joints.

Therefore, to help combat the feeling of achy joints so you can continue to participate in your favorite physical activities, make sure you get your movement diagnosis along side your medical diagnosis. Getting this diagnosis as well will help ensure you have the bigger picture of what is going on with your body so you can function at your optimal performance. In the video below we dive deeper into this topic and give potential solutions that can take advantage of.

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