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Keep Arthritis At Bay

Osteoarthritis, the most common type of Arthritis in America, affects 31 million people in the United States annually.

Fortunately, there are tried and true methods to alleviate its symptoms. (U.S. News & World Report)

As with other types of arthritis, there’s no cure for osteoarthritis. However, “there are things you can do to manage it,” O’Koon says. Some people with osteoarthritis can benefit from taking over-the-counter pain relief medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

Remaining physically active is one of the most effective ways of managing osteoarthritis, says Jhankhana Jani, a physical therapist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy Center in Santa Monica, California. Physical activity helps keeps your joints lubricated and functioning well.

Here are six exercises or types of workouts that are good for people with osteoarthritis:

Aerobic exercises.
Mini-squats.
Clamshells.
Straight leg raises.
Bridges.
Strength training.