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Working out is NOT working out!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

I have been very frustrated about my workout plan since I have gotten my foot better. I started swimming 30 minutes every other day. I ended up with severe tendonitis in my left shoulder. Cortisone shot #1. Then I went to my recumbent bike and my left knee swelled up like a cantaloupe. Cortisone shot #2. Shoulder is better. Knee still hurts like the dickens.

I think I just need to cut off the left side of my body. Left foot, left shoulder, left knee. Really???

So frustrating. Starting back with the recumbent bike for about 10 minutes slow. I am not giving up!
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    Don't be discouraged it will pass,just takes time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1230 days ago
    I find breaststroke is a lot easier on my shoulders than freestyle/crawl. The motion doesn't require rotation and a lot of the power comes from upper back muscles. If you work the kick from your hips and are careful with your ankle rotation, it should be manageable.
    water aerobics is also a good suggestion, but you have to put a lot of effort and enthusiasm into it to get a good heart rate going.

    Seems like a trip to the physical therapist to figure out what you're doing that is tweaking your left side. Seems like you might have an imbalance they can help you with. The PT has been an invaluable resource to me trying to get smaller and fitter with RA.
    1231 days ago
  • LACOOK2015
    Try water aerobics if available it's not so hard on the shoulders as swimming laps can be and it's motivating and fun to workout in a group. good for you not giving up great attitude!!
    1231 days ago
    Good for you
    1231 days ago
  • NEWLING2017
    Slow and steady you will get there
    1231 days ago
    Good for you. Hang in there
    1231 days ago
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