What excercise do you find works best?

By Jeanette Terry Latest Activity August 23, 2011 at 11:51 am Views 4,288 Replies 10 Likes 3

Jeanette Terry

Individuals with Ankylosing Spondylitis are encouraged to consult with thier doctor before starting new exercise program in order to make appropriate adjustements for your particular needs.

What kinds of exercises have you found most helpful, and what adjustments have you needed to make?

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  • slats1965
    slats1965 March 31, 2012 at 11:55 am   

    any tyoe of work out is good just as long it does not pound on joints.streching is always one of the best thing to do

  • digginya
    digginya March 12, 2012 at 11:34 pm   
    Edited March 12, 2012 at 11:35 pm by digginya

    The spasms that come from this can be very severe, if fact mine without treatment pulls my neck down towards my (L) shoulder. NO muscle relaxers touch it except for Valium. The best teatment I ever had was "Botox", I turned and gave back the Valium to my Dr.! But it only lasted 5-6 weeks and it took 2-3 1 cc vials per shoulder
    at $602 per vial. Insurance would not pay and Dr.'s office didn't tell me until next visit when they wanted their money…Shock set in, so it's back to 3 valium a day for $18 per month. If you do have coverage for botox, DO NOT let them inject up near your neck! Botox is known to, "Migrate" and it can deaden the nerves to your throat muscles. But in you shoulders or anywhere else it worked very well for me & they use a 30 guage diabetic needle(very little)x 1/2 inch to deliver botox…

  • slats1965
    slats1965 December 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm   

    I found swimming was help full at the YMCA the pool was warm and after could go sit in the sona get good and hot relax my bones.

  • Jeanette Terry
    Jeanette Terry December 29, 2011 at 12:40 pm   

    Sanas are always helpful to relieve pain. Everyone should get one installed in their home :)

  • digginya
    digginya March 12, 2012 at 11:36 pm   

    wish I had one…jealous here…lol…

  • StaceyBFlorida
    StaceyBFlorida September 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm   

    I try to do some yoga every day since I was diagnosed a few weeks ago and it helps with the stiffness. If it is a bad day I only do a 20 min routine and if it is a good day I do 40 min. I read that yoga is very good for AS and I know it always helped me with my ulcerative colitis.

  • Jeanette Terry
    Jeanette Terry October 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm   

    Yoga is great for many medical conditions. And it is a lot easier than a lot of other forms of exercise. I love yoga.

  • Woreslick
    Woreslick September 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm   

    Definetely swim therapy three times a week. The American Spondylitis Association has put out a great stretching video. I do 2-3 times a day if I am not in the water.

  • Lin Bigknife
    Lin Bigknife August 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm   

    HI! I have found stretching and light aerobics to be very beneficial; have also done pilates - a milder version than that tape I have!!

    I have read a great deal about Tai Chi and it's benefits for RA and Fibromyalgia (I also have those too!) and am currently looking for a class that I can join. I'd love to join the Y and do the water aerobics recommended for arthritis but can't afford the membership!

    I will definitely track this discussion and see what exercise others recommend as I too am very interested in this. Thanks for posting, Bless you, Lin

  • Memeto4
    Memeto4 July 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm   

    Lin my sister found out that the Y has discount memberships available. You might want to check into that.