Originally Posted by glenntaj
My bias tends to be that one should exercise to tolerance--exercise certainly has benefits beyond possible increased circulation to nerves. But I realize this tolerance varies widely.
Having multiple pain issues, finding exercises that work within one's limits can be a challenge in itself. We finally found some Tai-Chi routines we can do. (Not for everyone - just what we do.) There are so many tailored programs - for pain, seniors, disabled (chair-bound), arthritis, others.... All low-impact. I'm sure some of this is marketing, but having reviewed about a dozen DVDs ourselves, I can say they are
quite different and tailored (and worth preview shopping for at the public library or online videos - some are really good and some are horrible).