rheumatoid arthritis is to control pain, reduce joint damage, as well as maintaining the function of the quality movement. For the last objective, physical exercise such as gymnastics rheumatism highly recommended.
"Arthritis is a disease of chronic nature, and inhibits the activity of the sufferer. Therefore, the scope of joint motion must be maintained so that our movement will be maintained. With gymnastics arthritis, it can be achieved," said Anisa dr.Siti Nuhonni, SpRM, who created the gymnastics rheumatism.
He added, in a normal person, because we're moving on, then our movement will be maintained. "In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, they are hard to move his body because of pain. When not driven, long the joints will be sticky and really can not be moved. This is what we are prevented by physical though," said a doctor from the Division of Medical Rehabilitis RSCM Jakarta.
Gymnastics rheumatic intended for healthy people and patients in a phase of rheumatic disease remission or no recurrence. Gymnastics rheumatic consists of eight components of motion, namely to maintain posture, muscle stretching, range of motion exercises, muscle strengthening exercises, strengthening the heart and lungs, practice balance, coordination, and muscle endurance.
"The essence of gymnastics arthritis is to maintain the maximum range of motion. For example, the hand is able to open, fists, feet or bending the neck can turn around. In rheumatic patients this is difficult," he said.
In collaboration with Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company, he held a campaign and create methods of care arthritis exercises that can reduce the risk of arthritis as well as an additional therapy for patients with rheumatic her in the quiet phase (remission).
During the year 2010, Pfizer had traveled to seven major cities in Indonesia, namely Jakarta, Bandung, Malang, Semarang, Denpasar, Medan and Manado. Campaign gymnastics rheumatism was closed at Balai Kartini, Jakarta on 7 November 2010. The plan, 200 patients with rheumatoid arthritis will conduct joint exercises.
For patients who want to follow gymnastics rheumatism, Medical Rehabilitation Division routinely RSCM Jakarta also do gymnastics activities rheumatism regularly every Wednesday.