I was diagnosed with PMR in March, and am at present on 11.5mgs Prednisolone, and doing quite well. The problem is mainly in my upper arms, and I have pain raising them over head and putting weight on them, as in kneeling to do yoga exercises, and so I limit these activities. I thought that if I try to strengthen my upper arms by doing non weight bearing exercises, it would improve matters. So I saw a physiotherapist and he gave me some exercises, which involve stretching arms up a wall, a little and often he advised.
My question is, will this approach improve matters or more importantly will it do any harm. I'm certainly not going to give up my yoga, as I can still do lots of exercises that are no problem, and the breathing and meditation practice helps with the PMR.
I would be grateful for any advice from more experienced members of the PMR club.