2018年10月12日

Can arthritis dance


Square dancing increases happiness. Nowadays, more and more old people join in dancing, mostly with the desire to exercise. However, some older people experience more pain, swelling and difficulty in moving and climbing stairs. So is it appropriate to dance in an elderly person with arthritis?



What we usually call arthritis is finger osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis accounts for more than 85%. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease, the knee, hip, spine and other bearing joints are the multiple sites. As age increases, should protect bearing joint, must reduce bearing, if reduce weight, correct body bad posture; Then there's muscle training, strong muscles that keep joints strong.



Arthritic elderly due to joint pain, inactivity, exercise when more fatigue. So, before the activity needs to undertake active stretch and passive stretch these two kinds of flexibility are practised, if press a leg, side presses a leg, hind presses a leg, front presses a leg to wait, but do not want overmuch, with not tired accurate. The range of motion and flexibility of the joints have been improved, can be appropriate to dance, increase aerobic and strength training.



For elderly people with arthritis who like dancing, they should choose appropriate dance music to avoid the dance steps such as fast third, tango and other vigorous twisting joints. It is recommended to choose slow third, slow fourth and lombardo steps. Exercise with the body slightly sweating, a little faster heart can. Rest immediately if any discomfort occurs in the joints and feet.



people with rheumatoid arthritis need more exercise



Rheumatoid arthritis patients as early as possible to start functional exercise, consistent, progressive. The aim of exercise is to relieve pain, reduce deformity and maintain joint function. Exercise involves stretching the joints to avoid muscle atrophy and joint contracture. Can undertake kicking leg, bubble hot spring, water walks to exercise joint function, but should avoid long time to go up stair, climb the activity such as easy aggravate joint injury. The intensity that exercises, do not feel to him excessive exhaustion is advisable. Joint pain, swelling should be avoided when excessive activity, so as to avoid aggravating joint injury.



For people with rheumatoid arthritis, a balanced, nutritious and healthy diet can enhance disease resistance. Grains, meat, vegetables and fruits should be consumed in an appropriate amount. However, for some patients, certain foods may aggravate the symptoms, such as seafood and overly stimulating foods. However, there are huge differences in the likelihood of developing arthritis from one individual to the next, best judged by how they react to the food they eat. A low-purine diet may be necessary if gout arthritis is combined with elevated uric acid.


 




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