Being able to move without pain- in order to stay active and participate in all aspects of our daily activities can be a challenge.
But- because we have not been able to use our muscles and joints efficiently for quite some time, it is important to CHANGE our ideas about movement and exercise.
We need to develop some NEW exercise guidelines.
This information – and these guidelines apply to everyone– from the person experiencing persistent pain most of the time, to the athlete- who may ‘occasionally’ get into difficulties by ‘Going to the Ouch!’
It is physically impossible to get stronger and build endurance if we are always in pain. (and how can we go on that hiking trip unless we ‘get into shape’ ?).
Consider this Section, your Step- by- Step approach to getting stronger and more fit. It is important to work through each of these steps- as you move from pain/symptom control to gaining range of motion to increasing strength.