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What sports do you think I should play?

Everyone is different and has a different bleed history. Therefore you need advice that is individually tailored to you. For example, if you have no history of bleed or arthritis in your legs then running might be an ideal sport to keep fit, strong and lean. If you have arthritis in your ankle, or are prone to bleeds there, this might just aggravate them instead. Try and think what appeals to you and might not aggravate any injuries or problem joints you have. That way you will find you perform better, have less frustration due to limitations and days off with injuries allowing you to just enjoy your sport.

Generally low impact or non-contact sports are most recommended. Some popular ideas include:

  • Swimming or hydrotherapy
  • Gym based programs
  • Wii Fit
  • Rock climbing (with a safety rope!)
  • Hiking
  • Rowing
  • Paddle boarding
  • Dance
  • Pilates or yoga
  • Surfing
  • Cycling

Answered by: Physio

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Date last reviewed: 22/06/12