Six Tips for Exercising with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Physical therapist Danielle McCormack says with the right preparations, people with RA can exercise safely and comfortably. Consult your doctor or a physical therapist before starting any exercise routine.
Use Ice Before Exercising
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Cold can decrease pain and swelling and reduce muscle spasms.
It blocks the release of histamine which decreases the feeling of pain. Cold packs, ice massage, and cold baths can help.