Gentle Reader, Whether it is the new exercise classes or the intense gardening, I cannot say for sure. What I am sure about is increased pain and then the magical release from it. Here is the unexplainable magic. I have mentioned it to you several times in the past. It is a 20 minute meditation … Continue reading Who is Peggy Cappy?
Gentle Reader, I had a plan for this week to bring you the information Julie Donnelly eveloped about muscle strain. and the myth that strenghthening the muscle can heal the pain. I can not find the sequel to my last posting. Stay tuned. The information may show up through further research. At least one reader … Continue reading pigeon pose pain free
Gentle Reader, What’s up with not getting a deep, long sleep at night? I have heard from several of my customers that falling asleep is no problem, but they wake up in the night and can’t get back to sleep afterward. Not getting a good night’s sleep is a serious concern in our modern busy … Continue reading Sleep and Arthritis Pain
Gentle Reader, I have a diagnosis of arthritis, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. I gave up yoga for arthritis about 6 years ago, as it seemed to exacerbate the pain in my hips and spine. However, when my youngest daughter Ruth raved about her 6 a.m. yoga class and the teacher, I took notice. She convinced … Continue reading Yoga for Arthritis
Gentle Reader, Who do you know who suffers from sore, painful knees, hips, fingers or shoulders? You love this person who has arthritis and you are going to go shopping to buy them something for Christmas. Why not combine a cozy lap blanket with an herbal pain reliever and a deep-tissue cream that could bring … Continue reading Gifts for arthritis
Gentle Reader, Sore back? Been traveling, sitting in an airplane for hours? Did you enjoy a vigorous hiking holiday slogging miles over boulders, roots and bogs for days in a row? Maybe you had back surgery, successful but still stiff and cranky. Or perhaps, you joined a new salsa dance class (that would be my … Continue reading 4 ways to get a sore back fuctional
Gentle Reader, Confessions of an arthritic painting contractor: Taking down paintings, emptying book shelves, moving furniture, rolling up rugs, pulling up old wall-to-wall carpet, removing electric face-plates and then spackling, sanding, taping, and painting every wall that faces the outside is a sure-fire recipe for arthritic flare-ups of major proportion. No matter how many … Continue reading Confessions of an arthritic painting contractor
Gentle Reader, I began this blog to report on ways to manage osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis by reflecting on my own experience. I have to tell you that I have no symptoms these days. I’ve been trying to understand what I have done to reduce the chronic pain to this degree. I practice all the … Continue reading Exercises for a bad back
Gentle Reader, Has this happened to you? You make a goal to step up your fitness training to prepare for a back packing trip. Maybe, like me, you have a big hike in your future and your friends are suggesting that you need to train harder for it. After all, the Alps are high mountains. … Continue reading Steps you can take to stop Plantar Fasciitis pain.
Gentle Reader, Climbing up a long snowy track on cross country skis yesterday, my companions and I talked about little miracles, ‘woo-woo’ magic, the unexplained healing that sometimes occurs. The husband of one friend has suffered from arthritis in both ankles for about 5 years, so bad that he could barely walk. He is in … Continue reading Is it Woo-Woo?