If you’re looking for a way to stay motivated and keep things fresh, joining a gym or fitness club could be just what you (and your knees) need.
Here are the top five ways a gym can help you spice up, and stick to, an active lifestyle that could help reduce osteoarthritis knee pain.
Having a specific time on your calendar to hit the gym for a class or workout may make it easier for you to ease into regular exercise. As they say, anything you do consistently will become habit, and the same is true for exercise. After a few weeks, exercising will start to feel like just another part of your daily routine — a part that’s key to keeping your knee healthy and maintaining the active lifestyle you enjoy.
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Watch these simple exercises, designed specifically for knees with osteoarthritis, and add them to your daily routine.
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Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) and SYNVISC® (hylan G-F 20) are indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.
Before trying Synvisc-One or SYNVISC, tell your doctor if you are allergic to products from birds — such as feathers, eggs or poultry — or if your leg is swollen or infected. Synvisc-One and SYNVISC are only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. Synvisc-One and SYNVISC have not been tested to show pain relief in joints other than the knee. Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment. Synvisc-One and SYNVISC have not been tested in children, pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child. The side effects most commonly seen when Synvisc-One or SYNVISC is injected into the knee were pain, swelling and/or fluid buildup in or around the knee. Cases where the swelling is extensive or painful should be discussed with your doctor. Allergic reactions such as rash and hives have been reported rarely.
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