Arkwright52 Member Posts: 3
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis

Hi all. I am a new member. How often should I do the strengthening exercises. They seem to be helpful.


  • CarylW
    CarylW Moderator Posts: 233

    Hello @Arkwright52

    Welcome to our online forum. We are a friendly group and try and support each other with information and help. Perhaps you would like to tell us a little more about yourself?

    Without knowing more about the exercises you are doing, it is difficult to respond directly to your question but you may find this information useful as a starting point:

    Do keep posting and let us know how you ae getting on. I'm sure other members will be able to share their experiences.

    Best wishes


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  • jonr
    jonr Member Posts: 355

    Welcome to the Forum @Arkwright52,

    The best person to answer this might be a Physio, I saw one attached to the Health Centre I go to. After an assessment, he gave me a tailored set of exercises and stretches to do each day, they take around 20 minutes.

    As my joint strength has improved (which took a good 4 months in my case), I was able to top it up with other exercises at my local gym, plus cycle, walk and hike.

    If you find as I did that it's painful then mastering your pain management is pretty vital - get that sorted and you'll be well away.


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,599

    Hi @Arkwright52 ,

    As @jonr says, a physio is the best person to advise. In the meantime, I've always been told to build slowly and it's always worked for me. Good luck!

    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • I did try the exercises on the website which although a bit of a struggle improved my mobility slightly.