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Taking time off from upper body workouts.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

I have really been doing a lot of upper body exercises targeting my arms lately. They are pretty weak because of arthritis and post shoulder dislocation and rotator cuff blow out with resulting surgical repair. Apparently I have strained or pulled some muscles. I have been having almost constant pain in my shoulder joint and muscles in upper arm, upper back, and neck. I have an appointment Monday to see if everything is OK. So in the mean time I will be doing my walking and some lower body workouts. This will be hard with my bad knees and hips but I have to do something. As you all know we can't let minor aches and pains make us inactive. We are where we are because we have done that in the past. So I will push on and do what I can until Dr. Tells me about the shoulder. I don't take muscle relaxants because they put me to sleep and druggy. I will take some anti-inflammatory medicine. I will get through this. emoticon emoticon .

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KAREN-IS-HERE 6/7/2014 8:13AM


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HICKOK-HALEY 6/6/2014 11:39PM

    I hope it isn't serious. Have you tried chair exercises?

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1SALMON1 6/5/2014 11:45PM

    Oh please take good care of yourself - don't get injured & don't do more than your body is able to do. A trainer I know says more reps with a very light weight can be helpful with some joint issues. But the doc needs to take a look & good for you for getting in to see her or him...

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JOYINKY 6/5/2014 9:37PM

    Yes Pat, take care of that shoulder! Glad you are going to get it checked out; hopefully it's not damaged. Move however you can with reasonable comfort; listen to your body and continue making healthy choices. You're doing great!

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POSITIVEHOPE 6/5/2014 7:54PM

    We all need lots of ways to mix things up to accommodate pain and injury. You are doing great. Hope the doctor gets you some relief and some good news.

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YOYONOMORE1 6/5/2014 7:48PM

    Hope it's not anything you'll have to have surgery for and that it gets better soon. Sending healing thoughts your way.


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DEB62BIE62 6/5/2014 6:46PM

    I have the exact same problem. I didn't go to the doctor, but looked it up and think that it is a rotator cuff. It's from being on the computer too much. It's kind of like tennis elbow. I hope that it is something as simple as that. I have noticed that it hurts more when I'm on the computer using the mouse for long periods of time. I worked today for 4 hours using my right arm, cause I had to for work, and noticed a lot of pain. Let us know.

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MARITIMER3 6/5/2014 5:46PM

    Sorry to hear about your shoulder. I think you're wise to stop the upper body work until you see the doctor. Hope the anti-inflammatories help.

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 6/5/2014 5:07PM

  Hope it'll heal quickly and you won't stay in a lot of pain. Heat works wonders on sore joints. emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 6/5/2014 5:06PM

    I hope the pain stays tolerable for now. Keep safe with your workouts.

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MTN_KITTEN 6/5/2014 4:45PM

    Take care of yourself ... we are guilty of using excuses not to move ... we are also guilty of not taking care of ourselves.

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