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How Yoga can Help Arthritis PainIf June the 30th is open on your summer calendar, grab a group of friends and check out the Mystery Dinner and Mystery Show happening at the Montgomery Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Claysville, PA. It is a fun way to spend an evening with close friends in a spectacular setting, so don’t let arthritis pain hold you back. Living with arthritis can pose its own kind of mystery as people often search for the best answer to their discomfort. Some things work better than others and some treatments work differently, depending on the type of arthritis you have. Yoga for arthritis is not something new on the scene, but it may be just the thing that could eliminate your discomfort.

Two common types of arthritis are rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. The first is a chronic disease that causes inflammation in the lining of the joints, and the second is a wear-and-tear type condition in which the cartilage at the ends of the bones wears down over time. Both can be painful and even disabling, but treatment plans most often include physical activity as a way to combat symptoms from progressing. Yoga is a great option that most everyone can do. It’s an activity in which simple, gentle movements performed over time can help increase muscle strength, and improve balance and flexibility. These three elements are very beneficial for people with arthritis. There are many types of yoga, each with different movements and levels of intensity, so ask your doctor to help find the best option for you. This form of exercise allows you to stay at your own comfort level and progress as far as it is safe to do so. In addition, yoga can also be therapeutic and relaxing.

If you are living with arthritis pain, particularly in your foot or ankle, contact Dr. Philip S. Pinsker, D.P.M. We can determine the severity of the condition and help develop a treatment plan that will keep you active. For more information about yoga for arthritis, call our office in Washington, PA at (724) 225-7410, or request an appointment online.

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