Friday, October 23, 2009

Stretch Stretch Stretch

Happy Fall to you all.

Stretching is a key to relieving pain of Fibromyalgia.

The muscles shorten when tight with pain, stretching lengthens them, relieving that pain. Stretching makes us more flexible which helps when doing chores around the home. Stretching can be fun and easy to do but there are some rules. Don't overstretch, start slowly working up to more stretches.

Put "Fibromyalgia Stretching" into Google and you will find lots of good links for stretching.

Now... I'm off to find some good stretching exercises for me.

1 comment:

Robin Ennis Willson said...

I stumbled upon your blog; the title caught my eye. I've had fibro for several years, but am blessed that it's not too bad for now. I'm so grateful that they have a name for it, and no one will tell me 'it's all in my head'
and it's somehow comforting to know that you aren't alone.....
I was going to a physical therapist who learned the "graston" technique (I think I spelled that right). He uses tools that look like butter knives and tire changing tools. He runs them across the muscles, which breaks down the fibers. There's bruising, but it helps.