Arthritis: You’ve Got to Keep Moving

“I can’t exercise anymore. You see, I have arthritis.” I’ve had many patients enter my exam room, look me straight in the face and say that. My mind drifts to some of the videos I’ve seen in the CrossFit Journal that show adaptive athletes and morbidly obese people exercising. On further questioning, I find the patients are usually referring to hip or knee arthritis—the most common forms of arthritis—and I proceed to ask about...