I have permanent disabilities to my right shoulder and upper arm, and right knee and shin. Both have steel plates and screws, and my range of motion for both is around 90 degrees to 100 degrees. I cannot do high impact exercises, nor can I lift more than a few pounds with my right arm, due to permanently torn cartilage and forwardly misaligned shoulder, from a poorly done surgery that cannot be corrected. With all that said, I do get frustrated with my limitations, as I was pretty good with weights and flexibility exercises,and aerobics, prior to my injuries, 2 years ago. The information in this article is most helpful, and I will give some of the moves a try. At 57, I cannot afford much more loss of strength and flexibility. I lost too much strength and range of movements, during my long recovery, and that just is not me.
- 7/14/2009 8:46:54 AM