Exercise is “essential to maximize flexibility, muscle tone and strength” for many with rheumatoid arthritis, says Doreen M. Stiskal, PT, Ph.D., chair of physical therapy at Seton Hall University. Daily exercise should include range-of-motion and flexibility workouts. Avoid high impact and weight-bearing exercises that overload the joints. Consult your doctor about what’s best for you.
Try these gentle movements to help improve your balance and your overall health and fitness level.
Important info about how to relieve RA symptoms, improve function, slow progression of the disease, and prevent disability.
Don’t try to alleviate your RA pain with these hand and finger exercises alone - talk to your rheumatologist.