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MakMcK

751d

Any tips for pain management? Especially when exercising

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    • OwensMom

      751d

      Find a good physical therapist who knows EDS and ways to stabilize

    • heyvp

      749d

      I'm a big fan of low impact reformer pilates. Most of the exercises can be modified and it's the only way I have been able to maintain strength. There is a ton of focus on form and improving your core strength. I do pilates twice a week and PT (no exercises, just treatments like cupping/dry needling/massage) weekly. As I get stronger, my flare ups start to become more prominent on weaker joints/areas so to maintain consistent exercise, I have to have a great PT.

    • Azucena

      750d

      Aquatic therapy has been so helpful for me along with a mindfulness approach to pain management.

    • Emily2

      751d

      The pool/water is great for low impact exercise. As long as it’s a good temperature, too hot or too cold can make things worse.

    • Pastel_bb

      751d

      Yes stabilization exercises all the way!!! No gabapentin (not for everyone) and consistent movement, no more than 2 days off in a row or you can lose that muscle mass

    • moonquail

      751d

      Be careful and gentle.🙏 ❤️

    • OwensMom

      751d

      Find a good physical therapist who knows EDS and ways to stabilize

    • ArtyCharlie

      751d

      I have found using a seated recumbent bike helps. As does anything in a pool. Non weight bearing exercises like those for elderly people. ❤️

    • LaurenRomero

      751d

      I’ve been prescribed pain meds and muscle relaxer

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