Physical Therapy

Finally after months of waiting, I went to my first physical therapy appointment. After an assessment, we got into some nitty gritty exercises.

It appears that my neck and shoulder issues may be separate. I have a bunch of inflammation and soft tissue damage going on in my neck, but my shoulder may be arthritis.

Which might actually be good news as it means I don’t have a pinched nerve. I guess when we see the results of the MRI, we’ll no more. I just called my doctors office to asks them to fax the information to my PT.

In the meantime I have exercises to do. And will be going twice a week, except the week we go on vacation, but I will do my exercises on my own.

The chin tucks I have been doing frequently. Standing, sitting, lying and even while doing yoga as it takes the pressure off my neck by relaxing the muscles.

I was hoping for a massage, but he was afraid of causing me pain since much of mine is in the soft tissue. Maybe after some work in strengthening the muscles.

I did a disservice when I stopped doing my yoga. I should have continued and just modified the exercises around the arm. I truly can’t totally extend my arm anymore. It’s getting easier since I started again, but not all the way.

Arthritis needs movement. My knees figured this out. My fingers haven’t yet… I guess I haven’t figured the right exercises for them yet.

Love, Peace and Light! Rita

Published by My Crazy Life

My husband, Ralph, and I are on an amazing adventure together. We’d like to share our life with you. We are determined to enjoy our life despite my health issues. I have Ménière’s Disease, migraines, asthma, Fibromyalgia, Lichen Sclerosis and osteoarthritis. My goal is to help others see they too can lead a wonderful life.

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