For the last year, I have been working with my specialist rheum physio on a gym programme and I have slowly become more mobile. I'm not running marathons (!) as my RA is fairly active and I am living with joint damage which will always slow me down, however I am not totally sedentary.
I am having problems that are not directly related to my joints but appear to stem from problems with my connective tissue - according to the professionals who spend a lot of time prodding and poking me. The soft tissue contracts so tightly that I am in need of regular and intensive treatment to ease it off. I am paying for weekly osteopathy sessions and see aforementioned physio for frequent reviews. They are both quite surprised at how quickly my muscles, tendons and ligaments can get so tight and knotted. It seems to not correlate with anything in particular and affects me from head to toe. Can RA affect the connective tissue in this way? Also, does anyone else experience anything similar, what helps you please?
Thanks in advance.