I am in the process of having Occupational as well as Physical Therapy and it seems to help with my RA.
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.
Has anyone ever tried physical therapy for back pain or yoga? I was thinking about trying yoga at home to start until I can make arrangements for my mri and pt. Can anyone help me with stretches or moves to start for my back (lower)? Thank u.
Today's pain is tomorrow's strength
There has been alot of discussion recently about pain management and pain specialists. Pain medications are not a choice for me. I would like to know what other successful options are available. Something I do is go to physical therapy. I've been going for 18 years.
Therapy has taught me alot about how/why my body acts the way it does and how better to manage the crazy symptoms. My recommedation would… read more
I have been off work and want to return but fear failure due to the high physical demands
I've been contacted by a company that does a Stem Cell Therepy and they wanted me to go in and talk to them about doing stem cell Therepy to regrow damaged cartilage. Has anyone tried it and what were the results?
I was looking at this site today
I flunked out of Physical Therapy. Had a first section and got an evaluation and there's no positive improvement. HOW COME!!!!??? I am being referred back to the doc and see where we are going to go from here. This stuff stinks in ways unheard of. (like you folks don't already know that. Anyone got any ideas>
Hi, I've had RA since 2002.
I've been in FULL remission (no meds or symptoms) multiple times (for 1 or more years); and then it gets re-activated. Each time my RA becomes active it is related to physical joint trauma/injury.
Does anybody else have a similar story or know of articles, documents, books, or Rhuemys that can substantiate joint trauma being a trigger for RA activation?
Below are 5 articles I have seen so far (with a relevant quote from each):
1. A case–… read more
Anyone out there who physically can't be active, including walking? What do you do? Yoga is too painful. No pools anywhere nearby for swim therapy. Even chair exercises are a no go as is standing and/or walking of any kind. I have RA, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue....as well as 3 kids under 4. I am at my wits end.