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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.