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Physical Therapy Treatments : How to Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

This was one of the treatment I received over here in Malaysia to reduce the pain on my hands.

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That was very interesting thank you. I remember having this treatment many years ago for a broken wrist before I had RD. It was very useful.

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Dear Ruth,

Yes, it did help. Sometimes the occupational therapist would use hot/warm sand to sand my hands instead of the wax. Basically the heat therapy I think to reduce the pain on my hands.

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I bought myself a beurer warm wax bath and use it on my hands and even managed to fit my feet in too. It’s a nice relief in the evenings. Definitely worth getting it. :-)

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If it works for us, I think it will be worth getting one. I am glad to know your creative idea to use it even on your feet. No one told me about that really.

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Just wish I could get my knees in it but not really possible! Anything that helps though. Take care x

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You are right, anything that help to reduce the pain will be good. However, you are really creative to think of putting your knees in the wax? Hahaha... Love the idea though.

Though days I was still walking like a machine, I could hardly turn my body and my neck hence going to the hospital for the treatment was a tough job for me but I had no choice.

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You poor thing, hope things have improved for you. I’m not feeling too awful this morning but I’m on steroids at the moment so they’ve helped with the stiffness. Can’t be on them forever though. Take care x

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Oh!! I was hit very fast and badly in Jun 2014. I am already in remission after 1 1/2 years treatment. I am back to my normal life since.

Yes, those days, the physiotherapist always told me not to walk like a machine. Because I could not turn my body and next hence I just walked in one piece then. Hahaha... I am perfectly okay now.

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Pleased to hear you’re perfectly well now. Just hope I can be the same as you within the next year. :-)

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Laura,

It takes a lot of hard work and determination for me to go into remission. You may go to my profile to have a look, I did put up a lot of my recovery journey posts in there for reference so that others can try the same if needed.

Basically, I was very disciplined and determined to follow below: -

1. Listen to my rheumatologists and physiotherapists ONLY. Worked very closely with them.

2. No hearsay, no supplement or herd without the approval of my rheumatologists.

3. Never skip any medication given to me by my rheumatologists, though the medication are poisonous and MAY have some side effects on me, because I trust them.

4. Besides doing the physio exercises in the hospital, I did not fail to do the same at home, twice a day, as advised by my physiotherapists. They always reminded me that the improvement would come only after many months later if I did the exercises daily.

5. Always tried to test if my body could take more aggressive exercises when I found my body was improving.

6. Eat healthy and sleep early.

7. Did not keep away from the people around me. Requested for help if I needed to. Shared my experience with those who were concern and asked.

8. Be positive and trust that I could recover.

Below was one of the post in my profile. I hope it could give you some positive energy to move on.

healthunlocked.com/cure-art...

Lastly, trust yourself and be determined in your recovery process. DO NOT GIVE UP!

Amy

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Thank you so much for that inspirational reply, I will definitely have a look through your profile. :-)

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Laura,

The journey is painful and it takes a long time to see result. But be persistent and confident, you will see improvement after many months.

At the very beginning, I only could slowly walk my hands up the wall or anything near me for that matter. But now, I can do monkey bar exercise. Below some exercises that I did during my recovery process for you reference. It is one of the post in my profile.

healthunlocked.com/cure-art...

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Interesting, thank you for sharing :) Terrible video though, I would have thought they could have included the effect on the patient - before/after and whether she got any relief from it, that would have been useful. However, I'm guessing she wasn't actually a patient (not many of us can completely straighten our hand like that) and was purely there as a model to demonstrate the procedure, which is fair enough.. I haven't seen that before so thanks again for sharing :)

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Dear LadyL0u,

I do not think it helps to straighten our figures but it helps to reduce the pain. Basically it is just the concept of heat to reduce our pain only.

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Hi Amy Lee, Yes, I assumed that. I think you picked me up wrongly, my comment was about the video itself, (and the model in it) not about the the effects on patients. But as I said, thanks for posting.

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Hi Amy Lee, I had this treatment once as part of a gift voucher as a spa treatment from my children.

I remember how great it felt and wished I could have this regularly.

Heat really helps me but I know for some people cold works better.

Thank you for sharing as I didn't know you could purchase these

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Dear Pixie,

Just like you, I like warm than cold. Cold makes my joints uncomfortable even now. Though I am already in remission for about 1 1/2 years already, if the air-conditioner in my office is too cold, my joints do feel uncomfortable.

You can buy one to do it at home if there is someone to help you to wrap your hands after waxing.

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Hi Amy, glad things are a little better for you, air conditioning can have many bad effects but I guess if you live in a warm climate you need them. I will look into the hand waxing.

Kind Regards

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Dear Pixie,

I am in remission and back to my normal life since long ago. I am working in an office and the weather here is very hot hence all offices use air-conditioners.

I was very active at one stage here to share my experience of my recovery journey hoping that my experience could help others to move on positively. Lately I am very busy with some kind of volunteer works hence have not been here for many months.

When I come back here on and off, I notice many new patients in here. Anyhow, I hope you are getting better each day and soon go into remission too.

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