Post by kilg0retr0ut on Jan 14, 2017 6:06:02 GMT -8
I can sorta run in a pinch, looks pretty comical though, and is not good for me by any means. I lost all cushion, so my feet come down pretty hard on the ground. I agree with Delboy that most here, don't have that ability. But I do appreciate your input. Mark
I like doing exercise daily specially foot and knee and many more. Running, long walks and jogging helps are some of the legs exercise. I would like suggest that those who do not do exercise should start doing it because it has number of benefits and it helps you in building your self confidence.
Don't want to sound rude but long walks and jogging are not on for most of us. its like suggesting to try to fly for A.B people.
"I've been having a big problem with my right hip. My right leg always wants to lay out facing to the right. I try to keep a small pillow propping it up straight. My physical therapist comes twice a week , & she's concerned that my hip could be put out of it's socket. My husband stretches me out regularly too, but I'm worried about it. I've noticed a lot more spasticity in both my legs for awhile now. Since my injury level is T3, I can't do most of these exercises. I was wondering if anyone else has had hip problems like this? It can get quite painful, too."
Although too far gone since the complaint was mentioned, I have the same issue with the right leg, when lying back, the right leg is at 90 degrees, facing to the right. I don't believe the hip is out of its socket, it could be down to scoliosis. Personally, not far from 30 years a para, scoliosis is an issue, also suffering from 24/7 chronic pain, both Neuropathic and Nociceptive. it is possible to stretch and have the right leg positioned as it should, but it will take considerable time to stretch out the muscle as it should be. As to ANY newbies or any in their early years of SCI.
A tip from an old time roller, make time to stretch each day, use your standing frame and especially, don't use a chair with a very low back unless you have full use of your abs, in using a chair with a back that's low and without full trunk control, scoliosis can creep up and bite you in the ass.