Zoe wrote:Hi, last year when my back went on me again, I started up swimming, then when it eased I got tendinitus in both arms, physio said I should not continue with the swimming until tendinitus eases and not use the gym either, so I stopped doing both as advised. Then along with the tendon pains in both arms my back pain returned again, so have both now. I cant win whatever I do, swimming is no good for the arm pains tendons but good for back pain, cant use gym while tendons weak and have to be careful with it on my back as well. You asked did I keep up the physio exercises, I did for a while but was advised to ease them off when got tendon pains in arms. Whats good for one thing is no good for another. I started up Pilates before but could not even attempt it now. I know I need to drop some weight but exercise is limited currently. But am gradually managing to walk a bit further now then I could before. At least walking is safe for arms and legs and back.Are you keeping up the exercises after the class? I know they are tiresome but it really does work. Once I discovered I had stomach muscles under all the fat I have focussed on trying to keep them strengthened, which is no easy feat. My physio also recommended swimming, which I find difficult to do locally but it does help. I don't think there is one answer, it's lots of little things.
Kory wrote:Thanks I will look for it. fish oils were also suggested to ease it.Hi Ladywriter - goodness you have been in the wars- bless ya.
Just thought there is also a supplement (Holl & Barrett- blue bottle) again it won't be a solve - but it helps with pain - called MSM ( heavy magnesium again) takes a week to kick in and you have to shovel it down but it works for many - sending love.
connie wrote:This is what I have started to do, to try and drop weight to help it. I am a little over weight for my height according to the bmi charts. I am short as well which does not help. I do walking to and can manage a bit more now.In my case, I found walking really helped. I tried to do it during my lunch break and it was much easier to sit at the office in the afternoon. After losing some weight, the pain then disappeared. Even 5-10 pounds make a huge difference.
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