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Exercise may be the last thing on your mind if you have arthritis pain. Keeping your joints in a bent position is tempting because it’s comfortable, but your joints will feel more stiff and painful if you aren’t active. “Exercise keeps joint fluid moving and creates space between the joints, causing them to be less irritated,” said Alyssa Schroeder, a Marshfield Clinic physical therapist. Range of motion exercises for hand arthritis Improve mobility and strength with range of motion exercises. The first video in our four-part series shows exercises targeting arthritis pain in your hands. Work your affected joints every...

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