11 Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

11 Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder causing inflammation of the joints. Patients suffering from RA often complain of joint pain and swelling. This type of arthritis can lead to bone erosion, joint deformity, and relatively loose ligaments.  Experts say conditions like osteoporosis can become an issue with RA due to steroid treatments and bone degeneration. When coping with RA, it’s important to develop muscle strength and flexibility to provide efficient shock absorption to the bones and to help the ligaments keep joints stabilized. Add these exercises to your wellness routine.

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