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The top 10 moves that fight against arthritis to bring back flexibility in the joints

Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis are two common diseases among many people. 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, and about 350 million people worldwide suffer from some type of arthritis. What are these diseases? How can you treat them?

Osteoarthritis is caused by mechanical wear and tear on the joints related to aging. As for rheumatoid arthritis, it is an autoimmune disease. These two common diseases have similar symptoms, such as joint pain, stiffness, difficulty moving, and poor flexibility. Nowadays, there are many treatments that help fight against arthritis and osteoarthritis.

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek advice from a doctor. Your doctor will examine you and prescribe appropriate treatment. The most common methods of treating arthritis and osteoarthritis are long-term prescription and/or over-the-counter medicine use, physical therapy, and support devices like splints, braces or orthotic inserts.

What's more, some doctors recommend another form of treatment for all arthritis patients. This is exercise. Movement can help to reduce pain and lubricate joints with synovial fluid, while also cooling inflammation, increasing energy, lifting the mood and supporting the immune system.

Today, we would like to present you with a list of 10 effective exercises that can help you fight arthritis and bring back flexibility in the joints. In case you suffer from arthritis or osteoarthritis, you should perform exercises

Choose the most suitable training for you and start fighting with arthritis. Do not forget to warm up before performing exercises to avoid additional injuries and strains. Below you will find instructions how to perform these 10 exercises correctly. Take Care!

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#1. Squats

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#2. Push-Ups

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#3. Lateral Arm Raises

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#4. Bicycle

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#5. Swimming

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#6. Toe Tap

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#7.  Spine Twist

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#8. Mermaid

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#9. Jathara Parivatanasana

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#10. Fish Pose

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