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Understanding the Importance of Exercise for Orthopaedic Health

Introduction: As an orthopaedic doctor at VIRRD Hospital, I have witnessed the impact of exercise on musculoskeletal health firsthand. Many people underestimate the role of regular physical activity in maintaining strong and healthy bones, joints, and muscles. In this blog post, I would like to shed light on the importance of exercise for orthopaedic health and provide valuable insights for individuals of all ages.



    • The Foundation of Strong Bones: Regular weight-bearing exercises, such as walking, running, and weightlifting, play a vital role in building and maintaining strong bones. Engaging in these activities stimulates bone formation, which helps prevent conditions like osteoporosis and reduces the risk of fractures.

    • Joint Health and Flexibility: Exercise promotes joint health by increasing blood flow and delivering essential nutrients to the joints. Activities like stretching, yoga, and low-impact exercises improve joint flexibility, range of motion, and help alleviate stiffness or discomfort associated with conditions like arthritis.

    • Muscle Strength and Stability: Strong muscles provide stability to our joints and protect them from injuries. Strength training exercises, such as lifting weights or using resistance bands, not only increase muscle strength but also enhance balance, coordination, and overall functional abilities.

    • Injury Prevention: Regular exercise helps strengthen the muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding our joints, reducing the risk of injuries during daily activities or sports. Proper conditioning and targeted exercises specific to your sport or lifestyle can significantly decrease the chances of orthopaedic injuries.

    • Rehabilitation and Recovery: Exercise is an essential component of orthopaedic rehabilitation and recovery. Under the guidance of a healthcare professional, tailored exercises can help regain strength, improve mobility, and enhance overall function after orthopaedic surgeries or injuries.

    • Age is Just a Number: It’s never too late to start incorporating exercise into your routine. Even for older adults, regular physical activity can help maintain bone density, joint mobility, and muscle strength, promoting an active and independent lifestyle.


As an orthopaedic doctor, I strongly emphasize the importance of exercise for orthopaedic health. By incorporating regular physical activity into your life, you can enhance bone density, joint flexibility, muscle strength, and overall function. Remember to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise regimen, especially if you have pre-existing conditions or concerns. Together, let’s prioritize our orthopaedic health and strive for an active and pain-free life.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please don’t hesitate to reach out or schedule an appointment. Stay healthy, stay active!


Dr. Bhavy Chand , Orthopaedic Doctor , VIRRD Hospital