Hey there, welcome! This is a nasty disease that can hit hard and can be even more difficult to handle, but you can do it. I have arthritis all over and I have found power bands to be helpful. They are great for strength training. You can adjust tension with them, use them in many places and if you are using them and suddenly drop them, you won't run the risk of heavy weights falling like the hand weights. They also travel well.
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Fitness Minutes: (190,053) Posts: 20,454 2/26/14 10:51 A
Hi team mates Well, just got back from the doc who said I have Arthritis in my left hand and shoulder. The pain, which has since subsided a lot, started after DH and I were moving a panel of weights for my multi gym while decorating my soon to be gym in our new home. He raised his end of the supporting poles without warning and the entire weight hit my hand. The air turned a lovely shade of blue I can tell you. So my question is........do I carry on as normal but take heed when it gets too painful, or are there specific exercises I should be considering? I walk a lot and use dumb bells, bands, Swiss ball and do Pilates and once my gym room is complete I hope to return to using the multi gym weights too. I workout every day in one form or another and adore being active gardening and outside! Any advice would be most welcome
Edited by: NEW-CAZ at: 2/26/2014 (10:56)
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