PsA Stretches to Reduce Pain & Increase Flexibility

With the daily routines of medicine, diet and rest, it's easy to overlook one of the most important things psoriatic arthritis patients can do to help manage the disease: stretching.

Gentle stretches improve range of motion

According to the Cleveland Clinic, gentle straightening and bending of joints can reduce pain and increase flexibility in arthritis patients.

"Range-of-motion exercises (also called stretching or flexibility exercises) help maintain normal joint function by increasing and preserving mobility and flexibility."

Three stretches that will help!

While you should always consult your doctor for stretches that are appropriate for you, Caitlin Kovary, personal trainer with a bachelor of science in kinesiology, demonstrates in this video how to complete three stretches for the hips, soles of the feet, and shoulders to help psoriatic arthritis patients increase range of motion.

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