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Old 12-30-2017, 02:11 PM
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Anyone else find that exercise ie: weight lifting, push-ups etc helps spasticity? I have increased pain and tightness in my shoulders, neck and upper arms. I have found that if I wake up in pain, doing a bunch of push ups will usually let me get back to sleep.
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:40 AM
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Counter pressure against a spasm works for me sometimes. Also, engaging the muscle to make it work ďnormallyĒ seems to work out the tightness.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:01 PM
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I feel so much better after weight training and stretching. Iím pretty much stiff all the time even with the daily dose of Baclofan, but daily stretches, or movement exercises loosen me up a bit. Even shoulder shrugs and arm rolls help!
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:08 PM
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Great to hear that it works for other people.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:17 PM
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Iíve noticed I walk better when I leave the gym than when I walk in. So yes, it definitely helps me. I also walk better when Iíve been out for a ride on my recumbent trike.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:00 PM
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For some strange reason Iím finding after I work for 20 min on the elliptical machine (burns like hell) my legs feel A LOT better- less achy and more Ďin syncí. I canít explain this. Not sure if itís like a placebo effect (that you did it) or if it does something...
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:04 PM
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I was chatting with my PT and she said twisting motions, especially along the torso, can help break up spasticity before and during exercise. It might take a moment, but it often does the trick. (But not always, grrr.)
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