Severe RA and Physical Activity
When you have severe damage from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or are in a heavy flare, exercise is almost impossible. Pushing beyond the limits can make you flare more. On the other hand, physical activity helps keep your joints moving and builds muscle to support those joints. Both are essential to maintaining - or even improving - your level of ability, as well as reducing pain. So what do you do? Don't despair, there are ways to keep moving.