It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Exercise & Fitness Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-23-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: northern kent county
Posts: 195
melissa1873 HB User
Pain and excercise

I am looking for inspiration. I was an avid runner. Played every sport under the sun. Now, at almost 40, I have hip bursitis, ankle tendonitis, lower back problems, and severe bunions on both feet. Long story short...I tried nursing myself back to health to no avail. Now getting cortisone shots in hip, bunion surgeries..icing...resting...wrapping. Its been a couple years since I've been able to excercise regularly and I've gained quite a bit of weight. Anyone else make it thru issues like these and regain health and a good excercise regemine? Or am I destined to walk and bike the rest of my life and be in pain? I'm quite discouraged and have been for a long time. I try and get one thing fixed and another problem shows up.

Sorry admin, not sure if this should be on pain board or excercise.

 
Old 08-26-2009, 10:18 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 5,485
tUrRrRa HB UsertUrRrRa HB UsertUrRrRa HB UsertUrRrRa HB UsertUrRrRa HB UsertUrRrRa HB UsertUrRrRa HB UsertUrRrRa HB UsertUrRrRa HB UsertUrRrRa HB User
Re: Pain and excercise

Hi there! I am very sorry to hear about your pain. I am sure that is very frustrating since you want to get back into exercise. Just remember for now to take things slow- doing too much will only create more issues and pain and won't let you recover. First work on getting each item under control... give it some time and don't rush it... and then slowly add back in some exercise. There is hope! I do not have any serious health issues or injuries, but I do know that I tried too hard and worked myself til I was exhausted and developed mild stress fractures in my legs and knee pain. I had to give myself a break and stick with low impact exercise only for about half a year and very slowly add back in running. I also had to buy shoes to help correct my overpronating (which was causing the knee pain probably) and I wear a brace on the knee to prevent pains. For about another half year, I was very worried that I wouldn't be able to run again. It wasn't comfortable or I'd still feel the pains, and I hated doing other exercise. But eventually I was able to do it again! Just take care of yourself FIRST. Use this time to focus on your nutrition so you can be feeling your best. Do you like swimming? Maybe you can find a good low impact exercise you enjoy to do while you rest from running.

I do not have severe bunions, but I was getting the start of them from wearing bad shoes in the past. I have been buying Asics running shoes ever since, because they run wider in the toe box and where bunions are. My feet have big bones, so they hurt easily if a shoe rubs against them. My Asics are also a stretchy mesh material, which fits very comfortably. Most importantly, I am very careful with my dress shoes and I try to wear open toe shoes when possible. When I find heels that run wider at the area where bunions form, I will buy a couple of pairs!

Good luck and I hope you feel better soon Don't give up! There is hope!

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Chronic Pain and Exercise ms_west Chronic Pain 24 10-01-2011 05:53 PM
side effects from pain pump with dilaudid patty3204 Pain Management 9 08-13-2010 09:30 AM
Pain Meds and how they affect you jdsun Pain Management 18 09-15-2009 11:59 PM
chronic pain swtmemories9196 Pain Management 3 02-13-2009 07:29 AM
Lower Back Pain with trouble standing upright Babalooza Back Problems 14 03-31-2008 04:29 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



diamond839 (17), janewhite1 (8), lenvegas (8), tjlhb (4), JohnR41 (3), james079 (3), bdrunner79 (3), sam 23 (3), Bexiesbruv (3), Titchou (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1166), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (899), Titchou (835), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:46 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!