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Are you one of them?
While arthritis affects many individuals as part of the normal aging process, it can also affect anyone of any age. Chances of getting arthritis can be increased by risk factors like work conditions, obesity, gender, or an injury. There are more than 100 forms of this illness. The most common are the following three.
Osteoarthritis– This form of arthritis occurs when joints wear down over time, often due to age, obesity, or a previous injury. Some of the most common symptoms are:
Rheumatoid Arthritis– This type of arthritis is not limited to your joints, but can spread to every other organ in your body. It is considered an autoimmune disorder that is characterized by painful swelling, inflammation, and stiffness in the wrists, legs, arms, and fingers.
Juvenile Arthritis– This is also an autoimmune form of arthritis that occurs in children 16 years or younger. Some of the signs of this disease include:
While there are many treatments for the various forms of arthritis, including medicine, laser treatments, and massage therapy, Pilates may be an additional form of treatment that can help reduce your joint pain and assist you in achieving better mobility. It did for single mom Monica Blake. This mom suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. In a detailed report given to USA Today, Monica explained how fearful she was that her arthritis would disable her.
According to Blake, after numerous drugs and a few surgeries, Pilates helped to reduce her pain and increase her strength and flexibility. In the same article, John Klippel, the president of the Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta is quoted as saying that Pilates is useful in helping to keep the muscles around a person’s joint much stronger. This can help reduce the disabling affects of arthritis.
If you’re suffering from arthritis, Pilates in Naples can help you too. Here’s how.
Are you ready to battle arthritis pain? Pilates, Fitness & Therapeutics can help you reduce the pain you experience, increase your flexibility, and improve your strength with Naples Pilates and muscle activation techniques. Learn more by contacting us now.