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Can strengthening my muscles help with RA pain management?

Yes, muscle strengthening can help in various ways. First, strengthening the muscles around a joint may help to take some of the load off that joint. This may help with pain. Second, muscle strengthening can help to improve daily functioning in RA. Third, starting out with greater physical reserve and capacity may help you to get through acute flares of rheumatoid arthritis faster and more effectively.

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