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Old 12-31-2004, 06:58 AM   #1
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muscle stiffness

i have a question. yesterday at work (on my feet a lot) i noticed my body was tight from my lower back down to my feet when i sat it was really hard to get up it felt as if someone tightened my muscles they were so stiff that i left early to take a skelaxin. has anyone else had this? maybe exercizing (walking) will help? i am not used to this any suggestions for loosening these thanks

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Old 12-31-2004, 01:27 PM   #2
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Re: muscle stiffness

I get this problem too. I just try to stretch as much as possible. I've been told that Yoga can help you maintain your flexibility.

One of my favorite stretches to do for my extremely tight, cramping legs is one that a physical therapist showed m. She told me to sit on the bed and put one leg at a time on the mattress, completely flat Keep your leg straight (don't bend your knee at all) and grab your toes and make them point up as straight as possible. You will really feel it in your calf and thigh muscles. Then turn around and do the other leg. Hold for 15 - 30 seconds. My legs feel much better and a lot more loose after I do this. I do it 3 or 4 times a day for each leg. (sometimes two or three times in a row tom get my legs really loose) I've got to learn some good stretches for my back and arms though. Anybody know any?

Old 12-31-2004, 05:34 PM   #3
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Re: muscle stiffness

thank you i will stretch more. have a great new year! camille

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