The hips are another common problem area for people with arthritis. Get on your hands and knees on a mat or comfortable carpet. Extend one leg up and out behind you and hold it in that position for five seconds. Repeat five times with each leg.
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To release shoulder and neck tension, follow the steps below; Stand tall and slide your left hand down the left side of your body. Raise your right shoulder as your left lowers. Hold this for 10 seconds then stand straight again. Now slide your right hand down the right side of your body. Raise your
1. Start standing on one leg on a stair or curb, with your heel hanging off the back. 2. Gently press your heel toward the ground until you feel a gentle pull along the back of your lower leg. 3. Hold for 30 seconds. 4. Then slowly bend your knee slightly, until you feel the
Sit on the floor with the stretching leg extended in front of you, keeping your toes pointed away from your face Bend the opposite leg and place the sole of the foot near your inner thigh Keeping your back straight, hinge forward at the hips to bring your chest towards your knee Hold 30 sec,
Stand with your feet hip-distance apart and your knees slightly bent. Interlace your fingers behind your back. (If your hands don’t touch, hold on to a dish towel.) Breathe in and straighten your arms to expand your chest. Exhale and bend at your waist, letting your hands stretch toward your head. Hold for five deep
Start on all fours. Prayer- Exhale as you sit back onto heels, lower head, tuck chin and reach arms out. Cat- Inhale as you arch the back up and hollow out abdominals while head remains tucked. Camel- Exhale and lower abdominal and reach chin towards ceiling. Tuck chin and sit back into Prayer position. Repeat
Begin lying on your front. Slowly move up onto your elbows provided there is no increase in symptoms. Hold this position for 2 seconds and then return to lying flat. Repeat 10 times provided the exercise is pain free.
Using a towel, lie on your stomach. Attach the band your right foot and pull your heel to your butt. Hold this stretch for 1 min. Repeat 3 times. Change legs and repeat 3 times.
Stretching can improve your range of motion, increase circulation, and calm your mind—which may help fend off injuries and illness, as well as bring on a better night’s sleep. Stand with your feet together and your arms straight overhead. Clasp your hands together, with your fingers interlaced and pointer fingers extended. Inhale as you reach
1. Lie on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. 2. Squeeze your gluteals and then push your hips up until there is a straight line through knee and hip to upper body and shoulders remain on the floor. 3. Hold for 1 minute.