I was diagnosed with RA in Nov 2017, when I was actually feeling pretty well. However, before I was diagnosed my primary doc, not my rheumatologist) seemed pretty certain that I would benefit from physical therapy (PT) (much of my RA results in neck stiffness that affects normal movement), but I never took him up on his offer for a referral to PT. On my second visit to the rheumatologist after being diagnosed, she also offered to refer me to PT. This time I consented and I had a good session the therapist, but he warned me that going to hard in PT may result in a flare. After my first PT appointment, where he prescribed some very light stretching (that I did not even do to the frequency he prescribed) I began to flare. Has this been your experience? Are the two incidents (PT and the flare) related?