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Fibro exercise

Nov 02, 2015 3:52 AM

Does anyone with fibro do any exercise? What would you recommend? Swimming is a no no for me due to a fear of water, however I have done aqua aerobics on the past... Yes I'm strange

Nov 02, 2015 10:13 AM

Yoga helps me

Nov 02, 2015 11:30 AM

Gentle anything. Walking, water aerobics would be great to start up again. Water gives u the resistance and the support. I'd give anything to get in a pool. I also have porphyria, which causes blistering of my skin. I can't get in the sun, it causes more blistering. With open wounds I can't get in a public pool. I can't take the chance.

Nov 02, 2015 3:46 PM

Chair yoga and walking the dog for 15 - 20 min a day

Nov 02, 2015 9:11 PM

I do gentle stretches, exercise bands, and slow walking on a treadmill. 🙏🌼

Nov 02, 2015 10:00 PM

The only thing i can do are stretching exercises with and without exercise bands. I was in pt for a few months for my shoulder and wasnt able to graduate to light strengthen exercises .. back to the orto doc tomorrow ( been putting it off hoping it would resolve itself .. when will i learn lol) if you do a google search of low impact stretching exercises you'll get all kinds of ideas .. start there and I recommend doing only half or a quarter of the reps they suggest...

Best wishes

Nov 02, 2015 10:15 PM

Basic modified yoga and pool therapy. I love exercises that can be done in a heater pool. I leared this while I was in physical therapy after a shoulder surgery. Double bonus the heat relaxes your tight muscles and the water make everything easier on your joints. I own a pilates machine so I do my best to at least stretch everyday. I also use one if those giant exercise balls, great for stretching and strengthening your core just by sitting on it. Even on days that I am curled up in a ball crying I still make an attempt to stretch out. It does make a difference.

Nov 03, 2015 3:00 AM

I can hardly walk today, my knee pain started about 10 days ago and now I'm in severe pain with them and can't walk straight, I'm like a lame horse!

Nov 03, 2015 3:01 AM

I stretch daily since my attempt at yoga last winter was the reason I developed water on my knees real bad. Now I have arthritis in both knees.

Nov 03, 2015 5:57 AM

I'm with you there LMB! Nothing more relaxing for a sore body than mild exercises in a heated pool. Bought a new house a few years ago so I can have that at home .. now I just need to heat it lol hopefully in a year or two.

Even without the heat though I find pool exercise to be great! Just wish I could use it all year :(

Nov 03, 2015 9:29 AM

Lizardlace, you are not strange!! (If I think you're strange then I have to say that I am.. LOL!!😳). I was always a fabulous swimmer. I went out for the swim team in high school (didn't make it because I was not one of the "in"crowd). At any rate, since I have had so many surgeries, I am by no means as strong a swimmer as I was and fear drowning. I found that when I went to the beach with my cousin I went way out beyond where I could touch bottom and had the best spinal decompression ever!! However, as I emerged from the water and my weight began to push down on me, I was in agony. (I was in the water for 4 hours though). I think being in a pool for short periods of time is helpful along with gentle stretching and keeping in motion as much as you can based on your physical pain and limitations. Sending you positive vibes and best wishes that you find something that helps you. {{{Hugs}}} and prayers are headed in your direction.🌻🙏🏻

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