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What stretches are good for rheumatoid arthritis?

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To ease joint stiffness and widen your range of motion, you need to stretch your muscles. Morning is a good time for gentle stretching as well as before exercise. Stretches that can help relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:

  • Leg/hamstring stretch
  • Finger/wrist stretch
  • Cross-body arm stretch.
  • Neck stretches

SOURCES:

Journal of Aging Research : “Benefits of Exercise in Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Best Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: “Exercise and Arthritis.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network: “Exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Yoga Poses for Arthritis Patients from Johns Hopkins.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 20, 2019

SOURCES:

Journal of Aging Research : “Benefits of Exercise in Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Best Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: “Exercise and Arthritis.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network: “Exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Yoga Poses for Arthritis Patients from Johns Hopkins.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 20, 2019

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