Exercise is Medicine - and anti-inflammatory?

We have all heard that exercise is therapeutic, but do we know why?
May 04, 2022

Dr. Akash Bajaj
Pain Specialist & Anesthesiologist

We have all heard that exercise is therapeutic, but do we know why? Inflammation is the foundation of many symptoms
that include pain, auto-immune disease, and diabetes. Many times this inflammation is chronic and patients are left figuring
out which drugs can control the inflammation.

Recent data suggests that exercise actually reduces chronic inflammation and reduces the risk of disease significantly.
This can be confusing, considering that exercise and training can be painful and therefore increase inflammation.
However, the inflammation associated with exercise is actually acute, and with the proper care this acute inflammation can be addressed.

The benefits far outweigh the risk when we look at exercise being added to a daily routine. By managing acute inflammation after exercise,
we can train and exercise regularly and therefore reduce chronic inflammation over time. Health and wellness is a journey, and it is
important to use all of the right tools to achieve optimal performance.


Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6628010/