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Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies

Nighttime leg and foot cramps in the muscles so bad excruciating pain that almost feels like bruises the next day so tender to touch.

A myRAteam Member said:

I keep tonic water beside my bed. Was told the quinine in it helps.

posted almost 4 years ago

Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies

I have terrible muscle spasms from my thighs to my feet ... Sometimes in my neck ... My knee hurt I have trouble walking some days and my shoulders and fingers are hurting don't want to do anything...but I can sleep for fear of having these spasms....I'm diagnose with RA and Fibromyalgia chronic nerve damage and degenerative disc disease

A myRAteam Member said:

I would suggest get a spinal MRI reading for actually diagnosed. If anything can be done ✅ that’s your decision

posted over 1 year ago

Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies

I have terrible muscle spasms from my thighs to my feet ... Sometimes in my neck ... My knee hurt I have trouble walking some days and my shoulders and fingers are hurting don't want to do anything...but I can sleep for fear of having these spasms....I'm diagnose with RA and Fibromyalgia chronic nerve damage and degenerative disc disease

A myRAteam Member said:

Make sure you are well hydrated. I know I have horrible cramps and spasms at night if I don’t drink enough Water during the day.

posted almost 3 years ago

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:

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… read more

posted 3 months ago

Does Anyone Take Glutathione?

Does Anyone Take Glutathione?

I have read great things about taking this supplement. Has anyone and has it helped?

A myRAteam Member said:

Never heard of it before

posted 12 months ago

Has Anyone Else Found Physical Therapy Doing More Harm Than Good?

Has Anyone Else Found Physical Therapy Doing More Harm Than Good?

I cannot tolerate physical therapy especially of the spine. I've had surgeries and I'm sure that has contributed. PT just aggravates my fibromyalgia and magnifies my pain.

A myRAteam Member said:

I go to a specific arthritis program at the hospital. I tried traditional Physio; however it did not work for me. Check with your local arthritis society for programs near you.
Best of luck and hugs!

posted over 5 years ago

Any Suggestions Finding A Rheumatologist W/out Having Health Insurance?

Any Suggestions Finding A Rheumatologist W/out Having Health Insurance?

Moved cross country 2 years ago, and have been unable to work a full-time job due to RA. Therefore I do not have access to healthcare benefits through work. Have been off meds for over a year now, and have gotten worse. Any suggestions where to search or how to find help with and affording a doctor? Feel like I'm starting my progress all over and I need help in the right direction.

A myRAteam Member said:

If you have a medical center, call and inquire about a clinic. Else, some doctors will offer discounts for those without insurance. You don't haver to see the RA doctor all that often And yes -… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Walking Device Called: “-Alinker”

Walking Device Called: “-Alinker”

Has anybody heard of the a linker or tried it out? You can look it up online. It was developed by an occupational therapist in England. I’m very curious if anyone out there has tried it or knows anything about it?
Jackie

Is It A Good Choice To Do Some Physio After A Flare? Or Any Exercises I Can Do To Strengthen My Upper Back To Keep Better Posture?

Is It A Good Choice To Do Some Physio After A Flare? Or Any Exercises I Can Do To Strengthen My Upper Back To Keep Better Posture?

I have been in flare for almost 2 months now with my shoulder caps being inflamed and painful and my neck and arms and all my joints swollen and painful. Finally on methotrexate and anti-inflammatory to see if that will work. But I know since it's been 2 months that I've atrophied a lot of my muscles and I need to strengthen the muscles that will help me keep my head up straight and my shoulders back because it seems to be weak from not using my arms for 2 months. So looking for feedback on if… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

There's a lot of good information on the web about recovery after illness.

posted about 2 months ago
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