Aerobic exercise is recommended for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A number of barriers to exercise may be present and need to be overcome.
Patient selection: rheumatoid arthritis
Barriers to exercise:
(5) medication effects
(6) joint pain
(7) disability and reduced mobility
(8) gym stigma
The greater the number of barriers and the greater the magnitude the more difficult exercise may be.
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Specialty: Surgery, orthopedic, Immunology/Rheumatology