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Exercise is good, not bad, for arthritis

Posted May 08, 2013, 2:38 pm Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications When pain strikes, itís human nature to avoid doing things that aggravate it. Thatís certainly the case for people with arthritis, many of whom tend to avoid exercise when a hip, knee, ankle or other joint hurts. Although that strategy seems to make sense, it may harm more than help. …

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