I am wondering if anyone with bad joint inflammation and pain has tried phsyiotherapy, and whether or not it helped with joint mobility?
I have been suffering from severe arthritis now for the past year, without any breaks. Because of this bad flare I've been stuck in, I have basically become bed-ridden now. I try my best to still be able to walk and move around, but it is becomming increasingly difficult. I also have bad swelling around psiatic nerve and sometimes the pain is so intense and piercing that I can barely even take two steps.
I know that phsyio will not cure the pain or inflammation, but I am thinking and hoping that maybe it will help my muscles regain a bit of strength and keep my joints more flexible. I once was a very energetic and active person, and now because of this disease, I can't even take my dogs for a short walk around the block. I know that I really need to find a medication or a medication "cocktail" that will help to settle the swelling and then hopefully lessen the pain; but I know that in the meantime I still need to remain as mobile as I can, even if it hurts me more-- Sigh.... I feel like if only it were possible to just slough off my Behcet's body and run far, far away from it-- then I could just move as freely as I wish!
Also-- I've been thinking about swimming and aqua exercise as an alternative to normal exercising-- has anyone found that this is much easier to deal with even with overwhelming fatigue, swelling, and pain?