NASCAR driver Natalie Decker

How NASCAR driver Natalie Decker deals with her health struggles

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NASCAR driver Natalie Decker said that she has struggled with rheumatoid arthritis all her life and a game helps her deal with it.

Decker is slowly making her stature grow in the NASCAR industry. She competes part-time in the Truck Series and finished fifth at Daytona, becoming the highest-finishing female driver in Truck Series history.

However, she has to deal with a number of health complications in the past and one of them is rheumatoid arthritis. In an Instagram post, the 23-year-old driver revealed:

“Let’s talk… I have struggled with rheumatoid arthritis my whole life, working out can be difficult some days and for the past week my knees have been twice the size and it’s been hard to get dressed and walk around the house.”

This autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints results in warm, swollen, and painful joints. In order to help her out with the pain, Decker pointed out the role of the VR rhythm game ‘Beat Saber’.

“This @beatsaber game on Oculus helps me forget about the pain, have fun, and MOVE!! Moving and staying active is so hard when your in so much pain.”

“I just wanted to share these pictures of me playing this game and having a good time. To show you all who are struggling as well with chronic pain… I hope it inspires you to move a little extra today!!”

[Read More: Natalie Decker reveals how she got into her racing career]


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