Free Pain eBook as a 75th Birthday Gift For My Kind Followers

Free Pain eBook as a 75th Birthday Gift For My Kind Followers

PAIN, GOOD FRIEND, BAD MASTER   How to Interpret, and Cure Your Pain. Pain eBook as a birthday gift to you, on June 29th, 2018. Mark your calendars.   A good life is more about giving than receiving. This FitOldDog turns 75 years young, on Friday, June 29th. I thought it would be nice to give away free copies of my latest ebook, Pain, Good Friend, Bad Master, on my birthday. It ... Read more

Human Bodies Adapt: Claudication and Heel Pain

Human Bodies Adapt: Claudication and Heel Pain

Claudication and Heel Pain? Bodies adapt, means that both our hardware and wetware can learn. Claudication noun MEDICINE limping. A condition in which cramping pain in the leg is induced by exercise, typically caused by obstruction of the arteries. The vascular surgeon said active walking, including some pain, can build collateral circulation. I ... Read more

Running Away From Calf Claudication Due To Progressive Vascular Disease

Running Away From Calf Claudication Due To Progressive Vascular Disease

Running Treatment for Calf Claudication Running clearly improved my calf pain! clau·di·ca·tion noun A condition in which cramping pain in the leg is induced by exercise, typically caused by obstruction of the arteries. You might think an average run pace of 13:09 is glacial, but I'm delighted that my running is finally coming back. I still had to stop for 10-20 paces each half-mile. This was to allow ... Read more

Why Exercise With Vascular Disease?

Why Exercise With Vascular Disease?

Exercise With Vascular Disease? It will keep you sane, for a start! If you have a repaired aortic aneurysm, exercise, done right, will keep your aorta strong. This could be critical for an abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft, especially where those hooks are holding it in place by your kidneys. My hooks have done their job for eight years - how's them apples. Think about it. Yes! Exercise is actually ... Read more

A Disease Treatment Metaphor For The Heel Pain That Doctors Call Plantar Fasciitis

A Disease Treatment Metaphor For The Heel Pain That Doctors Call Plantar Fasciitis

A Disease Treatment Metaphor Looking for answers in the wrong place? You'll get the wrong treatment! The power of stories: People tell me from time-to-time that they were told not to exercise with a heart stent. They ask me what I think. I just send them to the story of Bob Scott (above). Metaphor: A thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else. There are several conditions that I ... Read more

As You Prepare For Aging Learn Some Essential Aging Body Movement Tricks

As You Prepare For Aging Learn Some Essential Aging Body Movement Tricks

Aging Body Movement Tricks?  If you want to keep moving into your later years, think about it. I find the process fascinating, if not somewhat challenging. There seems to be something to deal with every few months, now I'm in my mid-70s. For instance, I've noticed some pretty prominent floaters in my right eye over the last six weeks. I can flick them out of the way, but they quickly return to impair my ... Read more

Aging and Interval Training

Aging and Interval Training

Is interval training safe for me? Aging and interval training! Thoughts! I was chatting with an older athlete, a runner, the other day. He was overcoming a health crisis. The usual questions came up about safe training. He specifically wanted to know whether it was OK for him to do interval training. The only person who can really answer this question is him. It comes down to benefit-risk ... Read more

ITBS And Plantar Fasciitis – Really?

ITBS And Plantar Fasciitis - Really?

ITBS And Plantar Fasciitis? I don't believe it! Proprioception will alter pain because the brain will recognize certain body positions as indicating danger, and others as being safe. 
– Todd Hargrove, Guide to Better Movement 
It was a long time ago, in a previous life. Before I found my abdominal aortic aneurysm in 2010. Was it 2007 or 2008? I forget. I wasn't blogging in those days, so I have no written ... 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.