Lots of us mention the benefits of “swimming” here alot.
I used to be a strong swimmer BUT I could no longer swim a length on account of the PsA in my shoulders, elbows and SI joints than I could fly to the moon.
This doesn’t stop me getting in the pool twice a week. I don’t swim but I water walk, stand at the side and do gentle squats, use inflated arm bands on my hands/feet to drag through the water, foam noodles to create more resistance and to support other exercises. Oh, and I water jog on the spot.
I learnt all this by seeing a physiotherapist with specific qualifications in hydrotherapy and can now work my routines by myself. I can add additional resistance or repetitions depending on how I’m feeling on the day.
So for anyone thinking " I can’t go swimming " just try getting in water (and it needs to be warm) and move. Move anyhow you can. You will be AMAZED by how much the warm water, compression, pressure relief support your range of movement and all movement will make you feel better.
Please don’t think that “swimming” only means swimming strokes, widths and lengths.