Two doors or four doors? Four-cylinder or eight? When shopping for a car, we’re used to answering these questions. But we may not think to ask, “Is this car ‘arthritis-friendly?’”
If you have arthritis, the benefits of exercise are abundant. The endorphins released by a good workout can reduce your pain. The weight you lose over time can ease stress on your aching back and joints. The flexibility, mobility and stability you gain can ease all of your symptoms.
Contributor: Qingping Yao, MD, PhD Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an ongoing inflammatory autoimmune disease that primarily affects the small joints. In patients with an autoimmune disorder, the immune system can’t tell the difference between healthy body tissue and antigens. The result is an immune response that destroys normal body tissues. RA causes joint pain, pain … Read More