Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that mainly affects spine and large joints of the body. It is very important that Ankylosing Spondylitis patients should engage themselves in regular physical activity. It is recommended for Ankylosing Spondylitis to walk regularly for 15 to 20 minutes. The regular walking duration period can gradually be increased, in addition to this Ankylosing Spondylitis patient should perform yoga or swimming sessions at least 3 to 4 times a week.
Exercises such as plank exercises or muscle stretching for the neck lower back and hips can be done. Strengthen exercises are recommended to improve the flexibility. Exercises also helps in preventing long- term disabilities. It is also important for the patient to practice certain muscle strengthening exercises or muscle balancing exercises.
There are various classes held all over the city for all are these exercises, Physiotherapy in general will have particular courses of 6 weeks. Exercises are like taking tablets that is must be and it has to be continued all through your life.
There is a misconception that exercise cures Ankylosing spondylitis which is actually wrong. Exercises give you a degree of flexibility when you are on treatment but if you are not on treatment and inflammation are higher. Exercises might give you some kind of symptom relief but will definitely do not as it is supposed to be with the treatment. The treatment has to be combined with exercises on a daily routine.
Ankylosing spondylitis can be cured with the help of exercise and by maintaining a healthy daily routine.