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Old 10-14-2011, 03:04 PM
Stella Stella is offline
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Came across this just the other day. Another avid 61 year old cyclist with MS, from Denver no less. There is hope!

http://travisbikesamerica.com/
Hi Larry, I was wondering about John and Istanbul myself. Thanks for the article as well. I love articles like that. Makes me feel like there is hope after all.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:38 PM
AMFADVENTURES AMFADVENTURES is offline
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The fall issue of the ACSM journal is out. This issue is dedicated to exercise after injury and to those faced with a chronic condition.

"Exercise IS Medicine!" indeed.

http://www.acsm.org/AM/Template.cfm?...ONTENTID=16193
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:38 AM
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I also have an issue with left hip flexor that started with my first relapse two years ago and got a lot worse with my second relapse a year ago. I do stretches for it but beyond that I'm not sure what else to do. My primary suggested PT but my neuro said no PT right now which I agreed with. The symptoms sound exactly like this: "toe drag, foot drop, “vaulting” (a compensatory technique that involves raising the heel on the stronger leg to make it easier to swing the weaker leg through), compensatory hip hike, trunk lean, or circumduction (swinging leg out to the side)."

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/abo...ems/index.aspx

This is preceded by pain in the left hip flexor which makes it difficult to impossible to pick up my left leg. In my case it is only happening after about 30 minutes of steady walking.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:59 AM
AMFADVENTURES AMFADVENTURES is offline
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laacevedo625, that's it exactly! A sports physiologist I saw earlier this year, whom I confided my MS Dx in, said to try individual leg presses with heavy weights, like as much as I can do for 3 X 6 to 8 reps. I plan to work up to that this winter, see if it helps. I also know that exercising on an eliptical machine seems to help my gait, or at least extend the period of time before it becomes painfully obvious. Biggest problem is, if I do nothing, it gets worse.

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Old 10-28-2011, 11:49 AM
AMFADVENTURES AMFADVENTURES is offline
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Seems the ACSM web site is having technical difficulties right now. Unfortunately I didn't keep a copy of the .pdf either.

ACSM is The American College of Sports Medicine and the little quarterly journal I like so much is the "ACSM Fit Society" Page. As I recall, the articles contained pretty general information although there may have been some references to alternative therapies.

I did have a thought on the foot problem, have you tried the Boulder center for sports medicine? Metatarsil injuries are apparently pretty common in sports, they should have experience with that. The web site is http://www.bch.org/sportsmedicine/de...-medicine.aspx

Hope you can get that fixed soon,

Larry

BTW, I have had bones pinned with good success, but not in my feet.
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