Strengthening the muscles around knees and shoulders helps increase joint flexibility and ease pain. Easier said than done, you say? Try this tip from Dr. G. Peter Maiers of Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists in Indianapolis, Indiana:
“About 20 minutes before your workout, put a hot pack on the joints that you will be exercising. This helps relax the joints and relieve pain before you begin. Once the workout is completed, apply a cold pack to those same joints for 10 to 15 minutes to reduce swelling or pain. As with any exercise program, moderation is the key to a safe and successful experience.”
For more information on alleviating joint pain, visit www.methodistsports.com.