Is exercising with RA safe? Will it be painful? Will it worsen the condition of the joints? How should stiffness and fatigue be addressed? An RA patient needs to keep these factors, among many others, in mind while exercising. That said, diet and exercise are vital to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, a factor which can help control symptoms and progression of the disease.
In a recent study published last month, researchers reported that green tea may help ease the inflammation and pain of rheumatoid arthritis. In that study, isolated synovial joint cells were treated with the active compound in green tea, called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). The cells were then stimulated with a protein called…