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    Exercising with MS
    Emma_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Exercise is important, it helps to keep you healthy and keep your muscles moving. But how do you exercise when you hurt, do you have certain exercises you do each day? Do you have modified exercises for when you are having one of your worse flare ups?

    Here is a video we have on MS and Exercise , you might like to check it out.
    hackwriter responded:
    I exercise at a rehab facility and stretch at home every day; the PTs have advised me not to exercise if I'm having pain. I apply heat to spastic leg pain and then do the appropriate stretches after the pain subsides. PTs taught me which stretches to do for stiff calves, quads, hamstrings, and periformis muscles. These help stave off pain. This works well for me. I now take less baclofen than before.

    My workout program started in the aqua therapy pool. After a time it got too "easy" for me and I graduated to the regular workout floor and machines. The pool is probably the best place to start, it's easier on the soft tissues and the warmth keeps your muscles loosened.

    Emma_WebMD_Staff replied to hackwriter's response:
    Hi Kim,

    I think aqua therapy is great for anyone, in particular those that are just starting out exercising! I am glad you are working with PT's, and that they have showed you which stretches would help. I think with anyone who is exercising it's important to get help in figuring out what works best for you!

    Take care Kim,

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