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Pain after exercise!

Feb 18, 2016 2:30 PM

Vigorous exercise can cause immense pain across the two thigh areas such as side to side touches constantly.

Feb 18, 2016 2:31 PM

It's very hard to cope sometimes!!

Feb 18, 2016 7:01 PM

Bhav, I'm sorry. I have pain down my thighs after PT exercises. Yesterday they overworked me, and I had to take a muscle relaxer to relieve it. I oppose you can get relief using heat or ice or meds. 🙂💕🙏🌼

Feb 19, 2016 9:47 AM

I hear you. I sometimes pre medicate before I exercise. Although this can backfire because I may over do it. I know that I have pain while exercising and after, but I need to do it.
Does anyone have ideas about pacing ourselves? I really don't have a grip on this concept. Especially because I don't know where my body and mind are going to be much of the time. Planning and routine is challenging. Beets.

Feb 19, 2016 1:32 PM

Beetsrgood, whenever I do any activity for 30 minutes, I take a 10-15 minute rest before doing anything else. When I go to PT it's an hour, and very strenuous & tiring. I rest an hour afterwards. If I feel tired I rest. Sometimes my 15-20 minute shower, followed by 15-20 min hairstyling and dressing requires a gold hours rest before tackling anything else. Pulling on support stockings can be the battle of the day! 😰. For every activity I do, rest follows. Otherwise I can't get through the day. That's my way of pacing. Hope it helps. 🙂💕🙏🌼

Feb 19, 2016 11:57 PM

Thank you FlappysLady 🙂
Yes the shower is fabulous after my stretching in the pool. Rest after a certain amount of movement and rest afterwards sounds like a good idea. Sometimes I don't think about it or forget, sometimes I feel guilty to rest.
I saw an occupational therapist (OT) because of my decreased strength, movement and stiffness. My kid has been helping me putting my panties and pants on and lots of times to put my socks on, also help change my position in bed and get out of bed. OT showed me some tricks and tools to help me regain some independence.
For putting on socks there is something called a stocking aid. $13. It is like a plastic slider. Mine is by parsonsadl.com Or do a search on internet for a video about any tools I am talking about. It is good to practice on a day when you are better able to manage it than on rough days. I have a tool called dressing stick? $10. It allows you to pull on pants, take of pants, do and undo zippers, or buttons. You can see it to do zippers on boots. This is a trickier device but once you figure it out. Wow. There are different supports for using the toilet. I now have a bed rail to help me turn and get out of bed.
Beets.

Feb 20, 2016 1:25 AM

Beets, I am so happy for you that the o/t was able to tell you about these tools to help you regain your independence. When my Dad had knee replacement, he was getting infection after infection and had the knee revised through 17 surgeries in a matter of 5 years!! When he was in rehab, they gave him BOTH of those items and he was able to put his own socks and pants on!! To this day, in the morning he uses that thing to put his socks on and he's 86. If he's having a particularly hard day, Mom will help him put on his socks. I hope that these make your life a lot easier and that you feel better being able to do these things for yourself. (Each time you gain some independence and are able to do something you couldn't before, it makes a world of difference for your mood. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that you continue to get the proper assistance from your o/t that make your life more manageable and that you have a peaceful and light pain Saturday.💕🙏🏻🌻

Feb 20, 2016 7:31 AM

That's great Beets! Thanks for sharing the site. Ilk see what they may have for me. I have a hard time getting my knees up to put my stockings and shoes on. And I'm beginning to have problems with pullovers, shoulders are stiff.

Feb 20, 2016 9:41 AM

Thank you Beets cause I need all those things right now.

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