How do people with arthritis manage to be so physically active?
I personally would love to run or be able to dance without feeling so much pain in my knees. I can't even do aerobics. I did aerobics for 1 month and ended up angry and hurt by the end of every class because I felt my knees were crying/screaming out to me... I'm only 21, my joints have been messed up for about 5 years, starting with my hands that I thought was carpal tunnel for a long time until my knuckles and finger joint started hurting for no reason, but I feel like this is the worst I've ever been... I don't want my muscles or my joints to just turn into this stiff, unflexible thing, but doing anything really hurts.... I can endure the pain and I wouldn't really mind it, but what worries me the most is that if something is hurting me and I continue to exercise or put pressure on it and ignore the pain that doing so might lead to my joints becoming even more damaged and less capable to recover. i come on here because doctors are stupid assdick, take my money, offer no care. smh. plus, this is really annoying. Not to mention I'm getting fat in all the wrong places