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  • I tore a muscle in my upper back when I was in my early 20s. About 25 years ago, I pulled it bad and used a Tens. I remember it helped, but I don’t remember the setting. All I know if that if it hurts it’s too high of a setting.

  • my hip was better  a week or so ago.  I still have a sacroiliac cracked in a couple of places, nothing will fix that.  Gabapentin does help if really bad.  But walking with an arthritic hip is Not Fun.  I suspect it is the almost painless “effusion” in my knee, other leg, keeps me from bending the knee properly, which I think is the reason for…[Read more]

  • I’ve never taken as much as you have, but I do have arthritis, and I think I’ll try it. It can’t hurt–your body just flushes out any excess–and it’s not toxic at all.

    I have used a Tens unit for inflammation before, and it did help me.

    Question: How long were you slamming down all that Vite C before you noticed the pain had gone?

  • I have had arthritis in one hip for a year or so.  Thanks to someone here at JPR, can’t remember who, but bless you!!!!!, I have been slamming down 5,000-6,000 MG of vitamin C every day, supplemented with some other anti-inflammatory stuff.  I realized, a little while back, that my hip no longer hurts.   Furthermore, if I give in to temptation and…[Read more]

  • @elias39
    … a strengthening technique for that tricky rotator muscle is to take a 2 pound weight (the little circle weight is fine) and do this:

    Lay on your good shoulder’s side as your body elevated up on a table, up from the floor. Your bad rotator side arm is laying on your hip on the “up” side. Then, while making sure that the arm holding…[Read more]

  • Mindwalker replied to the topic Group logo of Health & FitnessShoulder surgery? in the forum Health & Fitness 1 month ago

    Flying a hang glider at Fort Funston in San Fran, I got too far behind the lift ban, sunk out, then got into turbulent winds around tree level and slammed into the ground right before a line of trees.  The bones in my shoulder were really destroyed and muscle was hanging off to the side of where it should be.

    After surgery, a really unpleasant…[Read more]

  • elias39 replied to the topic Group logo of Health & FitnessShoulder surgery? in the forum Health & Fitness 1 month ago

    I’ll have to meditate on it – connect with my inner squirrel.

    I’ve led a somewhat charmed life, accident wise. I’ve always been active and in retrospect I’ve taken a bunch of chances that could have gone very badly. Yet, I’ve never broken a bone. never lost a fingertip to my power saws. I had hernia surgery a few lifetimes ago ..I’m short a…[Read more]

  • a little weird replied to the topic Group logo of Health & FitnessShoulder surgery? in the forum Health & Fitness 1 month ago

    It was an extremely difficult recovery for both of them – expect recovery to take at least a year.  My mom had it done first – I think she was in her late 50’s or early 60’s at the time.  She needed help doing really basic things for months and didn’t get back to close to normal for a year.  Along the way she got depressed thinking it would ne…[Read more]

  • NV Wino replied to the topic Group logo of Health & FitnessShoulder surgery? in the forum Health & Fitness 1 month ago

    Rehab from shoulder surgery is a bitch, but well worth it. And besides, you will have an excuse not to shovel snow. As for anesthesia, they can, and probably will, give you a local. You’ll still essentially be asleep, feel no pain and won’t remember anything,  ut it’s a lot easier on the body. Be sure and ask your doc about it.

  • djean111 replied to the topic Group logo of Health & FitnessShoulder surgery? in the forum Health & Fitness 1 month ago

    I have dislocated both my shoulders – not at the same time! – and the first time it happened, after the doctor manipulated it back into place,  I was given a sort of brace to wear under my top that kept my arm immobile, it did look strange to see my hand sticking out between the buttons.  This was my right arm, and the guy in the cubicle next to m…[Read more]

  • elias39 replied to the topic Group logo of Health & FitnessShoulder surgery? in the forum Health & Fitness 1 month ago

    @bluesuedeshoes – how old were you then?

  • elias39 replied to the topic Group logo of Health & FitnessShoulder surgery? in the forum Health & Fitness 1 month ago

    @pam2 . I’m not old yet. What am I thinking?

  • Bluesuedeshoes replied to the topic Group logo of Health & FitnessShoulder surgery? in the forum Health & Fitness 1 month ago

    Rotator cuff.  Had the surgery. That was three years ago. Good as new.

    Why not… try it 🙂

     

  • Pam2 replied to the topic Group logo of Health & FitnessShoulder surgery? in the forum Health & Fitness 1 month ago

    .. I think you will need to hire someone to shovel snow.

    If you get the surgery at least you will know it’s fixed. They will check your heart and stuff before hand to see if they think you are strong enough to make it through surgery. 68 isn’t elderly yet! I thought you had to at least be 70 for that. 🤔

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  • Two way street replied to the topic Group logo of Health & FitnessShoulder surgery? in the forum Health & Fitness 1 month ago

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  • elias39 started the topic Group logo of Health & FitnessShoulder surgery? in the forum Health & Fitness 1 month ago

    I hurt my shoulder – rotator cuff – almost 6 months ago. Being 68 and not ‘healing’ as fast as I used to, I thought I’d just grin and bear it…it would get better in a while. I was wrong. I can’t lift my arm to take something from the refrigerator..as an example.. It hurts the most when I lay down to sleep. Can not get any comfort. Long story…[Read more]

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