How Exercise Helps with Joint Pain

We all know that exercise is one of the components of a healthy lifestyle. But, did you know that it can also help with joint pain?

Exercise is essential for people suffering from joint pain, including arthritis pain. Here’s why:

Improved Muscle Strength

Your body’s joints rely on the surrounding muscles for support and protection. The muscles around a joint help absorb impact, protecting the joint from wear and tear. The stronger these muscles are, the better they are at protecting your joints. 

Exercise promotes muscle strength to alleviate the impact on your joints with day-to-day motions. 

Boost Energy Levels

If you suffer from chronic joint pain, you know that it can be debilitating, making it difficult to maintain your energy levels throughout the day. Exercise can up your energy in a few different ways. 

For one, exercise transports oxygen and nutrients to tissues throughout the body. This helps your cardiovascular system function with greater efficiency, giving you more energy to spare. 

Additionally, exercise has been found to improve sleep quality in many individuals. Getting a better night’s sleep can make you feel more energized throughout the day. 

Given that fatigue and joint pain often go hand-in-hand, exercise’s energy-boosting qualities can help you more successfully manage joint pain. 

Support Weight Management

Exercise burns calories, which can help you manage a healthy weight. Every pound of excess weight places an additional impact on your joints and worsens joint pain. So, managing your weight with the help of exercise can become an important part of your joint pain treatment plan. 

Increase Circulation

Blood circulation facilitates the flow of oxygen and healing nutrients throughout your body, including to the joints. Exercise increases circulation to boost your body’s natural healing process and, in turn, improves joint pain. 

For more tools that can help with joint pain management, browse the network of providers on Regenerative Medicine Now!


Mira Swave, MD

Contributor at Regenerative Medicine Now

Mira Swave, M.D. is a specialist in the field of Regenerative Medicine.
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