Exercising With Psoratic Arthritis

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pr glo
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 9/5/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everybody I hope you are all doing Ok. Just Remember we are all in this fight together. Im a Hispanic 36 year old Woman with 3 kids 17, 13, and 6 diagnosed with Psoratic Arthritis, Acid Reflux, and Migraines and I had to have a full Hysterectomy Last year due to Severe Endometriosis. I started Exercising and eating healthier for about a month now I do feel more energy than usual but my feet, ankles knees, hips, back and hands.fingers are killing me and even thoguh I have the pain i force myself to exercise beacuse it relieves some of my stress and because I have gained some weight since I have been taking prednisone, methotrexate and Remicade Infussions. I started by just taking 45 minute walks around where I Live now I go on the treadmill for 1 hr in the morning and 1 hour in the evening the pain was sooo bad today that I couldn't get on treadmill I will see how I feel this evening I don't want to over do it and have a bad flare up. Just wanted to know if this is normal with exercising I know it's helping some should I work out once a day or keep doing what I'm doing. Please advise. Thanks and GodBless. PR Glo   

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 117
   Posted 9/5/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear pr glo
So good to hear you have the exercise bug, so good for you !!
But the pain factor ouch!!! Lets not have that!!! nono
Why don't you try deep water exercises-much less pain than on the ground, and with the water resistance more beneficial idea
I have a belt that keeps me upright and in good posture( very important) as i do the actions of walking , striding. star jumps( they are really T jumps so you don't sink) all on the spot with heels always down( no pointed toes) so you don't get leg cramps. As I warm up i can even pick up speed and run- it feels so good to get my heart rate up. i also punch the water with my fists, straight forward from the sholders and also up through the water starting from my sides.
Also think about posture, sholders back, stomach in, pelvic floor up, pull your head in!!
Go to this site to see what I am talking about .you can even get a belt from here
Cheers and happy less pain exercise tongue

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