In some sufferers, knee and/or hip arthritis is so severe that it hurts to walk—even though walking would help decrease the pain in the long term. This study showed that walking in a pool (and many communities with a local pool, fitness club, or YWCA offer low-cost swimnastic programs) was even more effective at reducing pain than regular walking, so this offers a way to get well even if you are in too much pain to walk.
In addition, natural remedies can dramatically decrease most kinds of arthritis pain and improve function. This is discussed at length my article Arthritis? A 6 Week Program to Help Heal Your Achy Joints.
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.