RA is a Autoimmune Disease, where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissues, specifically the synovium. As a result inflammation occurs, which leads to pain and swelling of the joints.
Synovium is the soft tissue that lines the spaces of the diarthrodial joints, it is where the synovial fluid is produced. The substance that lubricates and nourishes the cartilage and bones inside our joints capsule.
RA is progressive and loss of Physical Function can occur from moderate to severe so, for me crocheting help's with my fine motor skills in my hands. Arthritis gloves are a big help in keeping the inflammation down & relieving the tension of working the in's and out's of different Stitches. Most people stop their crocheting, knitting, or even sewing because of arthritis and the pain of it. Than their fingers stiffen up because of no excises.
QUESTION: Do you or do you know someone who uses crocheting to help with fine motor skills?