Exercise-induced physiological lubrication mechanisms dissipating arthritic joint pain

  • Terry J. Ellapen
  • Yvonne Paul
Keywords: Arthritis, Exercise, Lubrication mechanisms

Abstract

Arthritis is a painful inflammatory joint disease that limits the affected joint’s range of motion (ROM), muscle strength and endurance. As a result, cardiorespiratory capacity, physical functioning and quality of life of an individual are negatively affected. Certain physiological interventions do help alleviate joint pain and stiffness. This paper discusses the exercise-induced physiological lubrication mechanisms that dissipate arthritic joint pain. Aquatic- and land-based exercise and therapeutic interventions are also presented.

Keywords: Arthritis; Exercise; Lubrication mechanisms

Published
2017-09-05
Section
Articles

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