The Contribution of Exercise in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rehabilitation Science
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 26-29
Received: Jan. 9, 2017; Accepted: Jan. 19, 2017; Published: Mar. 4, 2017
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Iliadis Christos, Nursing Department, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune inflammatory disease of unknown etiology that leads to inflammation of the joints. For many years it was believed that people who suffer from various forms of arthritis should not exercise because through the intensity of exercise can worsen symptoms and cause additional damage to the joints. Today scientists engaged in health recognize the benefits that can provide a controlled and adapted to the needs of each patient's exercise program and rest. The rest prevents fatigue of the joints and helps to reduce inflammation and pain. The exercise aims generally to improve health. The purpose of this review is to set out general information on the contribution of exercise in rheumatoid arthritis. The study material was the latest articles on this issue of the last decade that were found mostly in the online Medline database and the Association of Greek Academic Libraries (HEAL-Link). Doctor, nurse and the physiotherapist should be informed on developments in exercise science and the role of a good balanced exercise program to maintain patient's health and its contribution to dealing the rheumatic diseases. It contribute both to the maintenance of the motion range of joints, and tonicity of muscles and to the maintenance of strength and flexibility of the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the joint.
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Iliadis Christos, The Contribution of Exercise in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rehabilitation Science. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017, pp. 26-29. doi: 10.11648/
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