A year and half ago I could not reach up and adjust my rear view mirror without shooting pain. I had trouble reaching out to close the car door. Often just laying in bed was painful. Now I do those things without a care in the world. Exercise changed things dramatically.
To avoid chronic pain such as arthritis those afflicted will avoid movements that cause them pain. Eventually that leads to a loss of strength, a decreased range of motion, and more pain – a vicious cycle. Proper exercise will eliminate the pain, increase strength and range of motion, and create a positive cycle.
The right exercise will have the following components: