10 Ways to Protect Your Joints From Damage
Healthy living with RA
by Amanda Gardner
Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive autoimmune condition that can damage joints over time. Treatment helps, but there are simple techniques you can use in everyday life to take pressure off joints and help prevent long-term damage.
“People don’t have to be struggling,” says April Davis, an occupational therapist at NYU Langone’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care in New York City. “It’s just a matter of changing how they do things.”
Here are small changes that could bring big gains in long-term joint protection.
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