Scleroderma Patients: Too Little Exercise Vs Feeling “Wrapped in Barbed Wire”


Exercise and physical activity are important to deal with the fatigue that may come from scleroderma. Too little activity can make fatigue worse.

In this Jason Dougherty’s video, learn more about a study on the effects of aerobic exercise on muscle endurance training for patients with scleroderma.

On the other hand, Scleroderma News contributor blogger and scleroderma patient, Nicola Whitehill, reports a different experience: “Quite often, exercise is encouraged in arthritis patients to keep the joints supple. I very much admire my fellow scleroderma patients who are able to exercise, as my ‘tin man’ body feels as though I have been dipped in concrete and wrapped in barbed wire.”

Scleroderma News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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