Irish Independent - Health & Living - - FOCUS ON ARTHRITIS -

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Ex­er­cise can help arthri­tis suf­fer­ers im­prove health and fit­ness with­out dam­ag­ing joints fur­ther. In fact, phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity ac­tu­ally works to feed the joints by aid­ing car­ti­lage to ab­sorb nu­tri­ents and re­move waste. How­ever, it is im­por­tant to find an ac­tiv­ity, which suits your spe­cific needs and abil­ity.

“There are so many dif­fer­ent types of arthri­tis and many dif­fer­ent peo­ple suf­fer­ing with these, so it is very im­por­tant to have a tai­lored ap­proach to phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, which is matched to the abil­ity of the in­di­vid­ual,” says Dr Tom O’Dwyer, com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer of the Ir­ish So­ci­ety of Char­tered Phys­io­ther­a­pists Rheuma­tol­ogy Clin­i­cal In­ter­est Group.

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