Does anybody know if exercising is good or bad with pain issues? Ive just taken up tai chi as i find anything else like yoga or pilates aggrevates the pain as its more repetitive moves. Its a very gentle exercise and probably the least strenuous to do and i do walk to school and back twice a day pushing a puschair so im not saying i do nothing inbetween sessions(and the usual running round keeping a home and after a 20 month old and a 6 year old) I also do physiotherapy exercises to help with balance and strengthening. The first time i tried tai chi i had restless legs for a week,and the next tme i tried it ive been in constant pain with my right knee. Its all about holding positions and its a two hour session which i find quite hard. Embarassingly enough all the other people in the group are late 60;s - 70 years of age and cope fine - im 34!!! I know that i push through the pain barrier most days to do what i need to do so its not like im just wanting to give up, i think its perfect to help with the balance and strength problems but its afterwards i suffer and mostly at night. Im worried in case im aggrevating anything and should i just leave alone, or just put up with it and just hope that the very least its teaching me how to correct my posture so that i dont overcompensate with one side for the weakness in the other? A lot of people on here say they have the same probelms with random pain so i dont feel like its just me, the muscle spass seem to be worse too and not just legs but arms and even my back and sides spasm,thanks all. I suppose it does depend on wha sort of pain it is, mine are neuroligical nerve problems and overcompensation for weakness,but the pain in my right knee is searing and i cant sleep x
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