I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2009. After a long fight with back pain, thought to be mechanical, it has been confirmed by MRI that I have inflammation in my SI joints. I do have some facet joint problems too but I am not clear whether it is mechanical or not.
Anyway, I have found that gentle exercise really helps my pain levels but my RA is uncontrolled right now. I know my back needs to move but my feet, ankles and knees are swollen and inflamed. I am struggling to balance managing those joints with managing the need for my back to move.
I've found an affordable gym with a warm pool that I plan to join which the spine ortho said would be good for all my joints. That still doesn't solve my day to day need to balance rest with movement.
Any tips would be gratefully received. Thank you.