In people with rheumatoid arthritis, aerobic exercises and/or strength training improve some symptoms

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Hu H, Xu A, Gao C, et al.
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In people who have rheumatoid arthritis, do different types of exercise improve symptoms?

Background

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition. It can cause inflammation, pain, stiffness, and fatigue. It can also cause deformity of the small joints, usually in the hands and feet.

There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but its symptoms can sometimes be controlled. It is uncertain whether exercise can help control the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

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