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Working Out with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis can make it challenging to exercise

Rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain and stiffness in the joints that make even getting out of bed or washing the dishes sometimes unbearable. Imagine trying to lift weight during a flare! Most people feel discouraged from exercise when they are suffering from pain. Some people might also wonder whether it's safe to engage in their favorite activities. Then there’s the fear of whether your favorite activities might make your arthritis worse. Knowing how severe the pain can get, anyone would feel a little hesitant before they participate in any vigorous activity.