Make a plan
“You need to have a plan, there is no point in just launching into something without a plan,” Dr O’Dwyer advises. “Your physiotherapist will sit down with you and help you to plan out what is going to happen over the next few weeks. You have to move; there are fears and misconceptions out there about exercise and the possibility of it making the condition worse, but if you move in a safe, supervised way, working with your physiotherapist or occupational therapist or doctor, that movement is will make a huge difference.
“Physical activity can relieve the symptoms of pain, it can relieve fatigue, it will improve joint stability and posture, as well as decreasing your chances of getting other conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer.”