The 2nd February is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) awareness day. According to the Rheumatoid arthritis patient foundation website the lifetime risk of RA is 1 in 28 for women and 1 in 59 for men. We have searched out some advice and help that may benefit you if you are suffering from RA.
What is Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
According to the Arthritis research UK website, RA is a autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in your joints. The main symptoms are joint pain and swelling and is the second most common type of arthritis in the country.
The Arthritis research UK website also gives the following facts:
According to the Arthritis foundation© Pilates is listed as a "Arthritis friendly exercises". See more information at:
American film and stage actress also suffers from RA and talks about it in this article here:
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