What Is A Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare?

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This is a rheumatoid arthritis flare: January 16, 2011 I woke up crying today. It used to be that I could alleviate some of the pain by staying still…but today, the exact opposite seems to hold true. It hurts to sit down. It hurts to stand up. It hurts to lay down.  Pressing my forearms down on a tabletop, placing …

Kate

Kate

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Kate Name? Kate Age? 28 Location? London, England How long have you lived with RA? Probably since I was about 20, but I have never had any positive blood markers so it took about 6 years and two operations before I was properly diagnosed (through ultrasound and MRI scanning of my joints). What …

Rheumatoid Arthritis And Physical Therapy

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“Physical therapists, also known as physiotherapists, comprehensively assess RA patients in an ongoing manner. The evaluation of each patient includes an examination of affected joint flexibility, bony alignment/joint deformity, muscle strength, endurance, mobility, ambulatory status, and the ability to perform activities of daily living. It can be a delicate balance to enhance mobility and strength without fatiguing the patient or …

Is It Over Yet? The View From Inside Here

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At 2:25am sleep should have long ago found me. Rotted flowers knows I’m certainly exhausted enough. Pain has a way of doing that to a person. It exhausts you. It makes every breath, every blink seep out of you like last weeks squishy tomatoes. And you would think after 37 plus years of it I’d just be able to suck …