In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our October 2010 issue, we asked WebMD's health expert Brunilda Nazario, MD, just why and how exercise is good for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Q : I have rheumatoid arthritis and want to minimize joint stiffness as much as possible. I know I should exercise, but won't that hurt my joints?
A: Exercise might seem counterintuitive, but inactivity further decreases...
Hypermobility syndrome ("double-jointed"), which can
cause joint pain at night and after heavy or unusual activity. The child may
show unusual ability to overextend or overstraighten the knees, fingers, hands,