Is it ok to exercise with Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Next work with your health professional or accredited exercise physiologist to tailor your exercise program to meet your individual goals.
The answer is a big YES! Though it’s important to have the condition managed first. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where instead of the body working as it should, it causes inflammation in the lining of different joints resulting in pain, swelling and stiffness. The condition affects around 1% of Australians. It is important to be under the care of a Rheumatologist who can control the underlying disease with appropriate medication.
The best exercise for rheumatoid arthritis is that which is low impact and focused on overall fitness and strength improvements.