I’ve always been flexible. As a youngster I could put my ankles behind my head. Even as an adult I was able to stand and put my palms flat on the floor (in three-inch heels) and stretch to put my forehead to my knees.
All that pretty much came to a screeching halt after my hip replacement surgery a couple of months after my RA diagnosis. Bending more than 90 degrees at the hip can dangerously stress an artificial joint.
Since then, my RA has progressed and my joints have stiffened. Just getting a full range of motion on some days is a major accomplishment.
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