Stretching is a powerful way to ease joint pain, improve flexibility
and amp up your energy. That’s because letting stiffness settle into your
joints and tension knot up your muscles increases overall inflammation—a real
pain trigger—and may also increase joint friction.
Opening up your upper body, relaxing
shoulders and strengthening your core improves posture and respiration.
Increasing flexibility through your hips takes pressure off your knees, and
making sure your hamstrings and IT bands are loose keeps your stride balanced
and responsive. It’s no stretch to say that stretching is an essential part of
easing arthritis pain!