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Exercise For Pain!

Exercise For Pain!

Exercise For Pain Sure Helped Me Today! I was grumpy all morning. I'd planned a workout, early, but life happened instead. Mid-afternoon, still grumpy, due to stinging pain over dermatomes T2-T5 (see image), I climbed on the ol' CompuTrainer. Forty-minutes later, spinning between 80-200 watts, with pickups and single leg drills, I felt great. Exercise for pain works. I felt so much better. ... Read more

Knee Pain, Runner’s Bane: Beware The Canyons Of Your Mind!

Knee Pain, Runner's Bane: Beware The Canyons Of Your Mind!

Prevent Knee Pain, ASAP! Two images, same cause! "Neurons that wire together, fire together!" Donald Hebb, 1949 Knee pain is the commonest problem I encounter, when asked for advice on living the life of an older athlete. Habits sculpt our minds, and consequently our bodies! To change your body, you have first to change your mind. It took three knee surgeries, two due to running, before I ... Read more

Don’t Stretch Muscles, Strengthen And Lengthen Them!

Don't Stretch Muscles, Strengthen And Lengthen Them!

Don't Stretch Muscles? What Are You Talking About, FitOldDog? As I rehabilitate my left shoulder, following thoracic surgery, avoiding a frozen shoulder is critical. This requires a careful program of strengthening and lengthening. I work to increase range of motion, each day, and strengthen the muscle groups involved. For several days after surgery, there was no way I could lift my left arm above my ... Read more

Body Geology: Why Not Use Intelligent Design, For Healthy Aging!

Body Geology: Why Not Use Intelligent Design, For Healthy Aging!

Body Geology?  You sculpt your body throughout life! It's Your Personal Body Geology! When it comes to body geology, you get to control certain elements, while your parents and other external conditions select most of the rocks and the weather! William Smith charged all over England to build the map that changed the world. It led to the creation of the field of Geology. Until then, it was believed that ... Read more

Subtle Movement Training Saves You Pain, Time And Money!

Subtle Movement Training Saves You Pain, Time And Money!

"Dripping water penetrates the stone." Pain? Consider your options, through Subtle Movement Training! "Little strokes fell great oak. Drop by drop the lake drains. Every little makes a mickle. / Many a little makes a mickle. Feather by feather birds build their nests. Large streams from little fountains grow." Proverbial Planet Is It Time For Physical Therapy? "Six to 12 visits [$600-1,200] is ... Read more

Women Fear Aging: One Tool To Help Fix It!

Women Fear Aging: One Tool To Help Fix It!

Women Fear Aging Men fear aging, too!   Many of my followers, subscribers, and customers are women! Many of them inspire me to keep going! Sometimes women write to express their appreciation for my work! This helps too, thanks! From it's inception, the mission of this blog has been to help people overcome major health challenges, specifically aortic disease, and to get them moving again. It was ... Read more

A True Story Of Plantar Fasciitis Research, Chapter One!

A True Story Of Plantar Fasciitis Research, Chapter One!

Plantar Fasciitis Research Badly needed! More a story about research on a shoestring, than plantar fasciitis. Made possible by the Internet, but still not easy! This is my story about a plantar fasciitis research journey, of five years duration (so far), on a shoestring budget. There is a lot to learn about this horrible condition, better known, in my opinion, as acute morning heel pain with progression, or in ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.