"It's a wonderful thing to do," says Dr. White. "But maybe skip the quick step." Ballroom dancing on the other hand is social, beautiful and inspires joy. But again, if dancing is new to you, begin in reasonable shoes to avoid breaking your ankle or falling.
A newly suggested form of dance to help relieve joint pain is belly dancing. That's right, much of belly dancing uses undulating movements for the arms and shoulders, swiveling the head and twisting your back. These movements aren't common in other forms of exercise or dance [source: NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases]. Now you can shake, shimmy and wiggle your way to enhance joint mobility, ease pain, increase bone strength, and flexibility of the knees and ankles [source: Enjoy the Dance].