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Don’t take Arthritis While You’re in Bed
Historically, doctors rarely ever advised rheumatoid arthritis patients to exercise and be more active with their lifestyle. Arthritis was considered an inevitable part of aging and an indication to a patient that it’s time to settle down. This is simply not the case today. Numerous research and clinical findings reveal that there is a lot more to living for arthritis patients than the conventional recommendation of drug management and bed rest.
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
The word “arthritis” means “joint inflammation” and is commonly used in when referring to rheumatic diseases. There are more than 100 disorders that qualify as Rheumatic diseases. These conditions include gout, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and many more. Rheumatoid arthritis is a rheumatic disease that affects over 2 million Americans.
Typical Charecteristics of Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Increased joint swelling and pain
- Persistent fatigue and general sense of not feeling well
- Condition is Symmetrical (If it affects one hand, the other hand is affected as well)
- Can affect other parts of body, not only joints
- Increased weakness
- Decreased Range of Motion
- Pain that lasts over an hour after exercise
- Loss of joint function
Concept Chiropractic and Rehab will Help you Plan an Individualized Exercise program that will:
- Restore range of motion to your joints
- Improve your flexibility and endurance
- Increase your muscle tone and strength