Posted 8/3/2021 1:33 PM (GMT -6)
Hi everyone: I was told by an internist a few months ago that stretching exercises would be helpful for my fibro. I have to admit that before, I wasn't a very faithful exerciser. But--I found some simple stretches for seniors on several videos on YouTube, and so far, it's going okay. I do think it helps my stiffness somewhat. Nothing heavy duty, of course.
But---(I think) because of my odd neuro issues, especially with the nerves in my legs, feet, and toes, I do run across some problems. It's basically when I try to do other exercises to keep my pelvic prolapse from worsening (I'm very careful to only do exercises that are fibro-safe, too). I find that if I'm having what I call a 'neuro day,' and the nerves in my legs, feet, and toes are overactive, and/or I'm just having an extra-stiff day, I run into problems.
Sometimes even lying on a very hard mattress can be difficult when trying to do the exercises. It's strange to explain, but maybe some here know what I mean. I can almost lose (some) sensation or feeling, or it can lead to cramping or to pulling or stiffness that could lead to cramping.
So--I'm looking for exercises to help prevent more prolapse where I don't have to lie flat, either on my back or stomach or get on my knees. On good days, I don't have a problem doing them on my back, but on bad days, it's pretty difficult.
Can anyone relate and recommend some do-able exercises that help prevent prolapse from worsening? I found a few simple beginner Kegel exercises on YouTube, but not much else, so far. I suppose the problem is that the best position for exercises for prolapse are done lying down, or on one or both knees (can't do those).
Thanks for any suggestions. Hope that everyone here is doing okay.