- Oct 24, 2019
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- mid-Michigan, USoA
what's your suggestion to help a right shoulder???? I really don't want to fall on it, lol!
look at the good one and say to it "This could be you!" and look at the other. that's to encourage it to not do silly things.
the really obnoxious events are when you sleep on something wrong and wakeup and go, "What the heck! I was sleeping!!!!! I was being good!?!?!"
i'm very thankful my chiropractor got me straightened out and the massage therapist has kept me moving better. i still needed a bump once in a while from the chiropractor when i could feel my lower back and hips getting stiff again. haven't needed that for over a year now. his rate is pretty reasonable if i do need to show up, it's like 5 minutes if he's not too busy.
for me though the best thing is to keep moving as much as i can. if i've injured myself i try to take it easy to give things a chance to recover but after a bit i have to get back to moving or my body will start getting worse. my lower back and left knee absolutely have to be used or they will ache even more. mid-winter i try to get exercises done to prevent issues and so about 30 knee bends (carefully some people can't do them without pain - i also have some Tai Chi warmups that i can do) and some back stretches will at least keep me mobile and not too achey.
ibuprofen helps if it gets too painful, but i try to only take some of that right before bed so it can work while i'm sleeping. it does help and i don't need much, but i also don't want to keep taking it all the time because when i do need it to work i want it to work at the lowest dose possible.
Mom drinks wine.