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  • By Darvin45

    I am experiencing pain affecting the back, hip and outer side of the leg. The MRI showed that the pain was caused by the compression of spinal nerve root in the lower back, often owing to degeneration of an intervertebral disk. I tried many pain killers but the pain still persists. Anyone else have this? Is cycling good for arthritis? I recently read an article on the tips to include daily exercises to prevent the disease( http://www.physionow.ca/blog/general-category/exercise-disease-prevention-tips-include-daily-exercise/ ). Will any physiotherapy treatment clinic in Mississauga like the PhysioNow help? Has anyone else had this pain? How did you manage it?

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  • By Jillian S Moderator

    Darvin,
    Thank you for posting on our forums. We are so sorry to hear about the pain you are experiencing in several parts of your body. A regular exercise program can significantly help manage RA and its associated symptoms. As long as you get clearance from your doctor, cycling is a great option because it is low impact and doesn’t put too much stress on your joints.
    If you’d like to read more on exercise and RA, feel free to check out our website: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/exercise/

    I thought you might be able to relate to one of our site moderators who lives with RA and has found cycling to be quite enjoyable:https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/exercise/

    Lastly, here is a great compilation of ideas for managing RA pain from our community: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/community-ideas-managing-pain/

    Best,
    Jillian (Rheumatoidarthritis.net Team)

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