Treatment Tips with Tomas Ryan

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Importance of Exercise

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Importance of Exercise

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling into one or several joints of the body.

It is a debilitating disease that is characterized by a feeling of daily fatigue and an inability to carry out simple functions such as tying shoe laces or lifting the arm above the head due to chronic joint pain and stiffness.

Rheumatoid Arthritis comes about when white blood cells that normally attack germs or infections which enter the body suddenly attack healthy tissues, in particular the lining of the joints.

The joint swells during the attack and the surrounding bones, ligaments and muscle tendons are slowly eroded.

See Lifestyle in this week’s Tipperary Star for the full article

Tomás Ryan is a Registered Physical Therapist with The Irish Association of Physical Therapy and is based in Thurles. Contact Number: 086 3275 753 Email your queries to: