Having got my Psoriatic arthrits under control, I have been keen to start exercising and keeping my joints active - (on advice from my rheumatologist).
For the last few months I have been taking part in gentle yoga and regular swimming.
Last week my partner and I decided to go for a walk in our local park.
We walked at a comfortable pace, on flat and raised ground and ended up covering a total area of 3.6miles.
I stopped regularly and didn't feel like I pushed myself too far.
Since then, I have had a lot of stiffness in my knees, bum and the bottom of my back.
My partner (a non arthritis sufferer) had also experienced some stiffness, however whislt his has now gone, mine doesn't seem to have subsided.
I'm not in any more pain than usual, just a lot stiffer.
We both really want to repeat the walk again this weekend and keep up to improving our fitness but I'm a little worried that what I'm experiencing is a sign of having done too much and putting strain on my joints.
I felt great after the walk, and besides stiffness, still feel great now.
Any advice on exercise and arthritis? Should I keep up with the walking?
Many thanks in advance.