Biologics adalimumab

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by Pammythinks on Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:15 pm

Biologics adalimumab

Does the reduction of inflammation enable patients to rebuild lost muscle tone? Is there any research?

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by Arthritis Action on Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:43 am

Re: Biologics adalimumab

Having active inflammatory arthritis causes loss of lean muscle, so even if the arthritis is active it is important to be as active as possible in order to minimise the muscle loss, especially as exercise can't damage even inflamed joints. There is good evidence from the University of Bangor in Wales that resistance training with weights can improve muscle mass in inflammatory arthritis - look up some of the work of Professor Andrew Lemmey in Bangor for more information.

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