Sunday, April 15, 2018

EXERCISING A WEAK ARM



Years ago… I was told my arm had a ‘dead zone’ in it. It makes my arm weak in that particular spot and I have trouble lifting things with it. Even picking up the covers at night to pull up over my body is difficult. I’m in terrible pain. It has gotten progressively worse over time. So my doctor recently sent me to physical therapy to see if we could build up the strength in my arm and increase my mobility.  I go twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. My physical therapist and her assistant have given me a half a dozen exercises to complete each time. And those exercises are harder to do than they appear. I am hoping with time my arm will improve. Just a little is better than not at all. Have you ever needed physical therapy and did it ultimately help?



10 comments:

Paula said...

Wishing you the best with your therapy. I have had it on my back before and it didn't help but the problem did clear up on it's own after time and trying different remedies.

NanaDiana said...

No-I have never had PT. I do hope that it helps you and gives you some increased mobility. Have a blessed Sunday- xo Diana

jack69 said...

I have been fortunate it was never required. I have friends who have had success there. Hope you do, I know that is a PAIN (no pun intended!)

Zannie by the sea said...

physio for my knee was no help, so went to Bowen lady which was a help.

Jon said...

I think for your arm that physical therapy would be beneficial. It might not help completely but - as you said - any improvement is better than nothing. I really hope you have success. It is hell having to live with any kind of constant pain.

I had physical therapy after a serious car accident when I was about 30. I hated the therapy and quit after only two weeks.

Mevely317 said...

I'm so sorry you're having to experience this! A few years back I was diagnosed with frozen shoulder and referred to a physical therapist (aka, terrorist).
After a couple of weeks the $$$ grew too much so I asked them for one of their big rubber band-thingies and a list of exercises I could perform at home.

Linda said...

Yes, I have several times. Sometimes it helped and sometimes it did not. However, in your case it can keep you from becoming weaker even if it does not help a lot.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

No I've never needed to see anyone for therapy, but know plenty that have. A friend had shoulder problems and went to therapy and found many exercises to do at home and it helped. Hoping and praying your's does to.

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm sorry to hear you're in pain, Taryterre. And I do hope the physical therapy helps your arm. I think going twice a week is a good thing.

love, ~Sheri

Carol Z said...

My joke at my local physical therapy office is that I have been there so often I should get frequent flyer miles. My last visits were for my broken shoulder and it was a big help. It's over a year and with physical therapy and yoga I've seen great improvement. Hope it's the same for you.