Why MS Patients Should Stay Active

Why MS Patients Should Stay Active

So you have multiple sclerosis (MS), and you want to feel better. Yet your instinct, some days, is to curl into a ball and stay in bed.

That’s actually the opposite of what you should do. When you have MS, exercise is one of the most important parts of treatment.

Sound crazy? You’re not alone. Many MS patients avoid exercise, thinking it will aggravate pain or make their fatigue worse.

But research has shown that the opposite is true—exercise can actually improve symptoms, according to Diana Duda, PT, DPT, MSCS. Diana is a physical therapist at Penn Therapy and Fitness at Rittenhouse and a Multiple Sclerosis Certified-specialist who treats patients will all types of MS along the continuum of the disease process.

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