Just because you have arthritis doesn’t mean you can’t help your symptoms. Arthritis is inflammation of your joints and osteoarthritis occurs with wear and tear over time. When the body experience pain the muscles switch off and weaken over time. This weakness leads to further pressure being placed on the already painful joints. If you are suffering from arthritis specific exercises can be very useful at strengthening these muscles without placing further stress on the joints. Your therapist can design an exercise program specifically for you which won’t cause any pain and will help alleviate your symptoms. Often joint replacements are put on hold for years just by performing a few simple exercises.