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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation answeredAlthough exercise is an important aspect of multiple sclerosis (MS) management, it is important to differentiate exercise for general health and wellness, and exercise intended to address specific issues that are due to MS. For example, exercising your upper body may help your overall arm strength, but will do nothing to improve walking difficulties due to a footdrop. This is not to say that exercising for wellness is not indicated for MS -- quite the contrary. A great deal of the secondary weakness and fatigue that occur as a result of MS can be offset by an exercise program. However, for specific deficits caused by MS, there must be specific exercises tailored to them.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.