Rheumatoid Arthritis Lifestyle Changes and Home Remedies

By Drew Heideman, PT/ATC

Lifestyle changes/home remedies

Since RA breaks down the lining of the joints, running may be an extremely painful or poor choice of exercise for those dealing with this condition. Click here to read about some recommended alternatives to running.

Many people with RA feel like moist heat or heating pads make them feel better while other use ice.  Others will use homemade rice bags that they can heat up in their microwave at home as another moist heat alternative.  Always be careful with whatever heat or ice device that you use to make sure they don’t cause heat or ice burns.  You should always have a layer of some sort in-between your skin and the modality.

Rheumatoid Arthritis


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