The type of exercise youu can do with arthritis in your knee depends on the type of arthritis, and the severity of the inflamation / reaction at any given time.
Rheumatoid arthritis can vary in its symptoms rather significantly, with things like diet, stress, exercise, weather, and medications all contributing to the degree of inflamation. If the pain is significantly limiting your knee movement then it needs to be investigated to rule out any potentially nasty effects such as degenerative tissue damage ect. A visit to your GP would help as there are numerous startegies they can employ to help reuce inlfamation, swelling and pain.
Once you have a green light from your GP to exercise then i wiould recomend exploring these types of exercise as each has been shwon to be very beneficial for arthritis, but there is alot of individual variations, so what wirks for one perosn, may not work for you.
1. A structured knee strengthening/flexibility program focusing on, functional movement patterns, quad, hamstring, calf, adductors, and abductors.
2. Aquatic exercise, such as water walking, water strengtheing and swimming.
3. Low intensity cycling and walkimg.
4. Yoga and tai chi with appropriate modifications
working with an experince exercise professional who can guide and adjust your exercise program is very important so that each exercise can be fine tuned to your needs. There is alot of things to explore, have fun and good luck, if you have any questions please ask.
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