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Should I stay active if I have joint pain?

Edward Phillips
Physical Therapy
Joint pain often provides a seemingly ironclad excuse to pare back activities. By letting joint pain sideline you, though, you squelch many joys in life. Still worse, you compromise your health, well-being, and independence. And often, inactivity actually makes joint pain escalate.

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