Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare-ups:
If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you know that all too-familiar feeling: extremely stiff, swollen joints, tremendous fatigue—basically a time when your symptoms get temporarily worse. This magnification of symptoms is called a Rheumatoid Arthritis flare-ups, or flare.
5 Tips for Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare-ups:
1: Make Room for Gentle Exercise: Lack of activity can make your joints more stiff and painful—and your flares more intense. Exercise—but not strenuous exercise—during a flare-up can help you manage RA flares.According to the American College of Rheumatology, you should aim for 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise every week.1 Stretching and walking are examples of easy exercises you can do.