Exercise has been shown to be a pertinent part of managing joint pain and stiffness . The whole point is to strengthen the area around the joint and alleviate tension build-up. If you’re looking for a gentler exercise routine to incorporate into your daily activity, yoga may be the movement for you.
“I often recommend yoga to my patients who want to stay active while managing joint pain,” says AROmotion’s founder, Dr. Robert Dean. “Don’t let appearances fool you, either! Yoga is a challenging exercise that requires focus from both the body and the mind. Even though your movements are low-impact and fluid, you’ll still get your heart rate up which is important.”
Yoga’s gentle movements make it an ideal exercise for managing joint pain. The flows and slow, intentional movements found in yoga have the ability to improve joint flexibility, strengthen muscles, and reduce tension . Looking for a few that are easy to incorporate into any routine? We’re sharing three of our favorites below.
The Cat-Cow pose is ideal to open up the shoulders and stretch the spine. Not only does this beginning movement increase mobility in the spine, but it also strengthens and stretches your hands and wrists.
This pose focuses on the hip joints and can help with stiff muscles. When standing up and bending forward, this gentle stretch will strengthen both your hips and knees while working on that flexibility! 
Bound Angle Pose
Known as a cool-down pose, the bound angle pose offers the ability to open the hips and strengthen knee joints. By placing your feet together while sitting and bending the knees, you’ll reap the benefits after a few minutes.
Just like any exercise program, consult your doctor on what movements will work best and safely for you.
If knee, hip, or shoulder pain is stopping you from enjoying your favorite exercises or activities, AROmotion may be able to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to find out if you are a candidate for our minimally invasive procedure that stops joint pain fast with effective and lasting results.