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Are There Certain Physical Therapy Activities That I Should Avoid?

Are There Certain Physical Therapy Activities That I Should Avoid?

I know motion is helpful with pain and inflammation but are there certain activities that cause more harm than good? I broke my ankle and tore ligaments. I was completely off my foot for over 2 months. My surgeon sent me to therapy and I’ve told my therapist about my RA. He has me doing lunges and other activities (with a bungee cord) that kill me.
When I tell the therapist something bothers me he doesn’t understand. I feel like he thinks I’m just out of shape.

A myRAteam Member said:

My RA doctor said chiropractor and she knows I go to the gym and walk at mall. No trainer I just do my own thing.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Lunges for arthritis? That crazy! You need low impact exercises only. I have been doing 'adaptive' yoga which is chair based and designed specifically for people with disabilities. It has been a game changer for me, so much so that I started a nonprofit organisation providing free online classes! Check them out, hope they help...

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member
Can you request a different therapist?
When I was in PT, OT and HT, the therapist modified the exercises due to my RA. Many times, they used bans to help with moves, but reduced the number of times I did the excercise and slowly built up from there.
Good Luck!

edited, originally posted 12 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

My wife and son at therapists and your complaint are valid. I would switch therapists

posted 12 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi, @A myRAteam Member is right. Seeing a different PT is the right move. Exercises are good, but in moderation. Doing too much won't help. Good luck...hugs

posted 12 months ago
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