MISSION STATEMENT: Welcome to my Blog! My goal with this blog is to inform and to inspire my sixty plus readers! You are never to old to exercise! Keep moving! All opinions, thoughts and statements are mine based on 70 years of living! Injuries and surgeries past and present will be discussed! If I recommend a product or a lifestyle change it is something that I myself have used or have experienced! All nutrients and supplements I recommend may appear to be harmless but please check with your MD! Some may interfere with your current medications! This blog will be ongoing! Posts will be made when I feel I have worthwhile opinions, thoughts and statements! I may go back and review past posts to make changes if I feel necessary! Before undertaking any exercise routine please check with your health care provider!






Thursday, September 17, 2015

HEALING

The body has an amazing ability and capability to heal and repair itself even at sixty seven! My first advice is to avoid injury by warming up and stretching! But sometimes age takes it's toll! I had mentioned I have a torn meniscus which according to my MD needed surgery. He also told me I could continue my leg exercises but limit any movement to thirty degrees; such as leg extensions! This was in Feb and I heeded his advice, presently my meniscus is feeling quite well! I have read that the meniscus in some cases has the ability to repair itself! I can now walk fourty five minutes without discomfort which I could not do several months ago and I am also able to jump rope moderately! My most recent issue is shoulder impingement which was diagnosed on Sept 10th! Very simple stretching movements between sets at the gym and at home, icing when I am able and sometimes taking NSAID's hopefully will heal and repair my shoulder! Do seek medical advice if any pain and discomfort persists!

Friday, September 11, 2015

SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT

The verdict is finally in! I needed to heed my own advice and consequently sought medical advice after several months of discomfort! A visit to an orthopedist, a shoulder specialist, three sets of X rays confirmed I have rotator cuff impingement! As mentioned in a previous post this was one of several conditions I had mentioned I may have! It was not bicep tendonitis, bursitis or a feared rotator cuff tear! Impingement is where your tendons are compressed or impinged during shoulder movements resulting in discomfort! The cause in my opinion may be years of overhead movements from various activities. Treatment is simple: ice, basic stretching exercises that target the area and OTC pain medication. I always stretch and hold between sets of exercises, now I will hold longer and repeat more often. Temporally I will eliminate overhead exercises! I did receive a cortisone injection.