Senior Balance Exercises For Arthritis

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

Senior balance exercises are helpful for those people suffering with arthritis. Please see Unfortunately, arthritis hampers the lifestyle of millions of older adults. Arthritis has many common elements that can be determined subjectively with basic questions such as:
Do you wake up in the morning with stiff joints?  
Does it take you longer to get out of bed than it used to?
Are your knees, hands, hips, neck or lower back aching more than before?  
Have you noticed that some of the joints in your hands and feet have become swollen? 
Do you hear your knees creak and crack as you go up and down stairs?
Is it getting harder just to move?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be developing arthritis, the most common joint problem in older people.
To define arthritis more clearly, the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, occurs in older people because it is usually the result of long years of wear and tear on your body­­—most likely from normal physical activity or from past injuries. Eventually, all that history starts to take its toll, especially on your joints, the places where two or more bones meet. In fact, the word “arthritis” means “inflamed joint.” Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Surveys have shown that millions of adults are limited by arthritis in their ability to walk, climb stairs, bend, or kneel, or participate in regular social activities such as going to church or visiting with family and friends. For those still working, arthritis can make the daily routine more and more challenging. Additionally, arthritis can lead to decreased mobility and poor balance among older adults.

Senior Balance Exercises Help With Arthritis

By practicing senior balance exercises every day, you can limit the negative affects of different types of arthritis. Healthcare workers recognize several types of arthritis. There are several types of arthritis. The ones that occur most often are:
Osteoarthritis The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects only your joints, usually the hands, knees, hips, and spine, though any injured joint can develop osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis The second most common form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects many other joints, including your wrists, elbow, shoulders, and ankles. It is caused by an abnormality in your immune system that causes it to attack your own body. Other body tissues, including muscles, blood vessels, heart, lungs, nerves and skin may also be targeted. Most cases appear before the age of 60 but some appear after. Rheumatoid arthritis is often a life-long, progressive disease.
Gout Gout is a type of arthritis that usually only affects one or a few joints (usually the big toe and ankle). It is caused by the build-up of uric acid crystals within the joint where it causes intense pain, swelling, warmth, and redness.
Infectious Arthritis This type of arthritis occurs when an infection spreads into a joint.
Performing stability routines on a consistent basis can minimize the balance deficits that accompany different types of arthritis. You can practice specific balance techniques and senior balance exercises developed by an experienced Physical Therapist in your own home with the Exercise For Balance DVD.


Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDPractice Balance Exercises At Home

    For those who suffer with arthritis, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The  Balance DVD is set up for easy use at home or in a group setting. The professionally filmed DVD comes complete with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a balance trainer (licensed Physical Therapist) who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 20 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

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Don’t let arthritis lead to a fall. Instead, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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