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Neck Exercises Help Relieve Pain and Stiffness

By August 20, 2006

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Neck exercises can help relieve pain and stiffness in the neck caused by arthritis. Putting joints through their full range-of-motion each day can help keep joints moving. For people with arthritis, neck exercises must be done slowly and gently.

One of our forum members wrote, "I've been having some stiff neck issues as of late. I have one of those fancy pillows with the dip in it (cervical pillow), but it doesn't seem to be helping. I've tried switching pillows but it doesn't help either. Does anyone have any suggestions or some neck exercises I can try?"

Neck exercises and other range-of-motion exercises for people with arthritis are demonstrated at:

Discuss exercise with your doctor. It is your responsibility to inform your doctor of any changes you make to your treatment plan, including exercise. Your doctor may recommend a consultation with a physical therapist to be sure you are doing the right exercises for your specific condition.

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October 8, 2009 at 3:27 pm
(1) Neck Exercises says:

I also recommend using some heat to loosen up the muscles and joints around the neck.

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Moist heat is good for relaxing muscles and joints. Regular exercises will be beneficial.

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