Rheumatoid Arthritis - Cycling

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

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Colnago71
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by Colnago71

I have recently been diagnosed. Methotrexate seems to be helping. Any advice out there from cyclists with RA?

Colnago71
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by Colnago71

Bumping this up - hoping for some input and commentary.

Squashednuts
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by Squashednuts

In general Cycling is a great low-impact from of exercise. It will probably be a process of trial and error to figure out how much you can cycle without aggravating your RA. I think it would also be particularly important to make sure your bike is properly fitted and as comfortable as possible.

I'm guessing your under a specialist, certainly a GP, as Methorexate is a reasonable potent medication in terms potential side effects. What is their advice?

djgarrett21
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by djgarrett21

Everyone is different. I find the more I ride the less my RA bothers me. I've also found a medication that works for me. RA has definitely taken it's toll on my body though and I'm much more susceptible to injury than most. I've been sidelined for the past year with back and other joint issues.

RA and cycling requires patience and finding a routine that works for you.

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