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Are You receiving Physical Therapy?

Are You receiving Physical Therapy?

I am in the process of having Occupational as well as Physical Therapy and it seems to help with my RA.

A myRAteam Member said:

Water is great. However, I agree with BrittanyH that it is a delicate mix. I was taking one class and did fine for about 2 months. The last 3 classes I… read more

posted about 1 year ago

I was wondering does physical therapy help?

I was wondering does physical therapy help?

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, I have done Water Aerobics for pain. It just didn't work for me though....

posted over 2 years 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… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Physical therapy

Physical therapy

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.

A myRAteam Member said:

Remember after workout alternate ice and heat. It helps me a bunch.

posted almost 4 years ago

Other than seeing a pain specialist, how else do you handle the chronic pain?

Other than seeing a pain specialist, how else do you handle the chronic pain?

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

A myRAteam Member said:

Here are a couple of links I found that deal with handling chronic pain. I found the information valuable and hope you do, too. More and more, I am… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Anyone have a physically demanding job (personal support worker) and have returned to work successfully since being diagnosed

Anyone have a physically demanding job (personal support worker) and have returned to work successfully since being diagnosed

I have been off work and want to return but fear failure due to the high physical demands

A myRAteam Member said:

Thanks for the support. I have lots of faith that it will work out. I have to think positive. Lots of sleep does help out. I dont have as much support… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Has anyone tried Stem Cell Therapy

Has anyone tried Stem Cell Therapy

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?

A myRAteam Member said:

I was looking at this site today
http://arthritis.asctreatment.com.au/?gclid=CIe...

posted almost 3 years ago

Alright here we go again

Alright here we go again

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>

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A myRAteam Member said:

Me to pysio is useless as I found year sago I did Qi Gong same thing.. Doc said it can add to dramas ho hum. i walked and caused plantar fac and ripped… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Can physical injury (trauma) trigger (activate) RA?

Can physical injury (trauma) trigger (activate) RA?

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

A myRAteam Member said:

I found out that I have RA after going to the Dr. for a trigger finger.

posted over 2 years ago

What to do if being active is not possible?

What to do if being active is not possible?

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.

A myRAteam Member said:

I want to do something but I'm confined at home because my LOWD needs care 24/7. I try to do basic stretches but honestly my knees are so bad I just… read more

posted 1 day ago