Top 3 Home Exercises for Arthritis in the Low Back

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Trunk Rotation 

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How to do it:

  1. Lying on your back with knees bent. Feet on the mat or bed.
  2. Keep shoulder blades on the mat and feet and knees together.
  3. Rotate knees to the right side.
  4. Then to the left.
  5. Alternate right, then left. 20 times each side.

Good Idea:

For those with early morning back stiffness, this works well before getting out of bed.

Double Knees to Chest 

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How to do it:

  1. Lying on your back, hug both knees toward your chest.
  2. Keep breathing.
  3. Hold 5 seconds, repeat 10 times.

If hugging your knees is to difficult, wrap a towel or belt behind the knees and pull to chest.

Why It Works:

This movement increases the space between the bones in your back.

Single Knee to Chest 

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How to do it:

  1. Lying on your back, hug one knee toward your chest.
  2. Keep other leg straight down.
  3. Keep breathing.
Try them out and reply back to let me know which exercise worked best for you.
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