Originally Posted by mspennyloafer
well i guess botox is overrated then. i won't press for that anymore.
i still think id benefit from accupuncture and its a hell of a lot cheaper. i do a few pilates moves every day when definitely help. i wish i could do more.
i can barely keyboard with my hands being this numb 24/7 and i cant double click on a mouse, i have to hold a marker and do it, im amazed i can even work part time. i keep worrying im going to get fired
it sucks when i feel like ive made so much progress with the fascia/onion layers and then i wake up and its like all tight all over again!!!!! even when ive slept great. ugh
You need to drink plenty water. Helps with the fascia and toxins you're breaking up. Removes toxins... I promise.
Sleeping or laying/resting with your Palms up was a great morsel someone passed along to me on here.
I had to give up smoking and cutdown on caffeine intake... For minute relief and better help. See, you don't need to cause irritation. Avoid it. Maybe even chocolate. I forgot.
I learned quickly to clutch things I need to carry to my chest. Not outstretched arms.
I also used my feet quite a bit. Even set my copier in the floor for a year or two. I did use my feet for that. Believe it or not. Pick up items off the floor. Bad back too.
Blow dryer on a stand is a must for hair.
A warm shower with the water beating my scalenes, if able, would make fascia more plyable for me to work on.
Physical Therapy had a nice whirlpool, with an aqua treadmill.
My goal was, and still is, to get stronger, to hold my bulges and herniations in. That is my answer to a lot of my problems. I'm a work in progress.
Later in years, I learned keeping my upper body, and scapulas fleece warm cut down on the pain level.
I did not fold towels and washcloths. Or much of anything. You have to do what you have to for now. I learned to wear blinders trough my home. It was sad... Some areas still are. I'm going to get to do it, some day.
I'm on my iPad. Don't know how to grab links for you.
Here's some things that helped fascia...
Miracle Ball set. Two soft balls. Google these if you can. Like $18.
CoolComfort wrist splints with thumb spicas helped tremendously.
Speaker phone or a headset is a must.
Stretches or some kind. Figure out what you need/helps ad do it.
Muscle relaxers help more than pain relievers. It can also cause constipation. Activia, bananas, old grapes
ASTM is the closest form of tortune k own to modern mankind. PT... They slap some coca butter cream on you and scrape you sorest spots like a hog. It will break up fascia and cause bruising but is not good if you have a possible overlay of fibromyalgia, or other neuropathic problems.
LED/infrared light therapy pads helped me more than any one thing.
So many things...
Oh... I used 3 inch balloons for my armpits -- wow!!! what a relief that was. They are portable. Very handy to help around for propping. 5 inch for neck. Big balloons for back. Back pain is miserable pain.
Hope you're finding relief.