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Arthritis pain, here’s why the cycle in the gym is your best friend

May 08, 2018 16:12 IST
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Over 180 million people in India are suffering from arthritis, says Arthritis-India’s website. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints and it can affect one of the multiple joints. While there are over 100 types of arthritis, the two most common kinds are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Though the condition is seen among people who are over 65, it can develop in children and teens too. Apart from regular physiotherapy and medicines, doctors claim that cycling can help deal with arthritis pain in a better manner. “Non-impact activities such as cycling are one of the most efficient ways to not only prevent arthritis but also delay its progression. It strengthens the core leg muscles without any impact,” says Dr. Aditya Khemka, consultant orthopedics at Hinduja Healthcare Surgical.