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Rheumatoid Arthritis Exercise, Part 3

Rheumatoid Arthritis exercise impasse Is there any mainstream medical website or magazine that does not preach exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis? I have not found one. What is the truth about Rheumatoid Arthritis, exercise, and health? Earlier posts on RA exercise have discussed plain RA facts of life, striving to present a realistic view of exercise and RA....Continue reading      54 Comments » Read more

Thinking about Rheumatoid Arthritis Hands

Rheumatoid Arthritis: hands are significant You’ve probably heard me say that Rheumatoid Arthritis is not a hand disease – principally. So many books and websites give particular emphasis to hands in the RA diagnosis process. However, I’m wondering whether it is clear what to look for.   Usually, involvement of particular hand joints such as the metacarpophalangeal...Continue reading      60 Comments » Read more

Should Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Exercise, Part 2

  Should Rheumatoid Arthritis patients exercise or not? There was a bit of a backlash to the Part 1 blog post to this series on exercise and Rheumatoid Arthritis. A few people even unsubscribed. But, staying out of trouble is not a goal of this blog. Truth-telling is. Specifically, what I have challenged is the kneejerk “Use it...Continue reading      35 Comments » Read more

24 for Rheumatoid Arthritis Warriors

I wanted to do a "24" segment on RA to show what it’s like to live with it 24 / 7. I wrote this down a couple months ago, but I saved it for today because I wanted to post it right after the joint protection article. We Live With Rheumatoid Arthritis 24 / 7 Here is...Continue reading      13 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Joint Protection

How can we protect RA joints? As soon as the initial shock of a Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis wore off, I began to search for ways to make my life as good as it could be. I was ready to fight. One of the things that we fight off is the deformity that is part of the...Continue reading      26 Comments » Read more

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