Arthritis Feature Class

⏱️ 55 minutes

Join our instructor Poppy for a class designed to mobilise the joints most often affect by Arthritis. Please ensure all the movement you do feel comfortable on your joints. It is recommended to continue to exercise with Arthritis however if you are having a flare up we recommend you reduce your range so that the exercises are comfortable.

Below is some information from that you should find useful.

Q: What is arthritis?

A: The word “arthritis” means ‘inflammation in the joints’. Inflammation is a difficult thing to imagine and describe, but it is part of the body’s normal healing process, just like the healing of a cut or a bruise. Inflammation can be thought of as being like a bruise with swelling on the inside of the joints, and this can cause pain and stiffness.
There are thought to be over 10 million people with some form of arthritis in the UK. It is the most common cause of disability in the UK and can affect people of all ages, not just older people.

Q: Should you exercise if you have arthritis?

A: People with arthritis should continue exercising as much as possible. Regular exercise is essential as it helps to strengthen the muscles that protect and support the joints. Keeping active has even been proven to help reduce the pain of arthritis and improve function.

It is normal to sometimes feel a little sore or uncomfortable after exercise, especially if it is something you haven’t done for a while, but it is important to remember that this does not mean that you are harming your joints.
Osteoarthritis is not caused by too much exercise, and hard work does not damage the joints. People who have had sporting injuries are more likely to develop osteoarthritis in that joint, but even extreme sportsmen and women are not usually more prone to osteoarthritis.