It may sound counterintuitive, but exercise is the best thing that can help to ease and relieve the pain for those who suffer from arthritis and joint pain. People already suffering from joint pain don’t want to even fathom running something like a marathon or participating in some sort of intense competition, but they don’t have to. Their symptoms can be relieved with just moderate exercise without the need to stress themselves out over it. Exercising will help to build the muscles around your joints which will help to support them, reducing the strain on the joint from gravity and weight of the individual. Exercise not only builds the muscles around the joints, but strengthens the joints themselves as well. When we exercise or do any activity that puts stress on our skeletal system, our body responds to the damage done by repairing it. The reducing inflammation as a result of the extra strain and stress on the joint, allowing it to heal over time. The idea of breaking down your bones so that your body can repair them may seem scary, but the key is to do so gradually little by little over time. Doing so will not only increase the thickness of your bones but the density of the bones themselves which can help fight against bone loss as we age and from things like osteoporosis as well. In addition to the benefits of exercise on your joints and bones, exercising will help you control your weight and improve your balance as well. Losing weight will help reduce strain on your joints as well, further helping to reduce joint pain and stiffness.