I'm not sure about the rest of you, but I tend to suffer from various aches and pains with different workouts. I have plantar fasciitis and I find that my heels will start to hurt badly now and again. I'm not really sure what triggers it because it can happen even if I feel I am not pushing myself to hard, or not doing anything new. I try to avoid certain movements, like jumping jacks.
I find that icing my heels (20 min on and 20 min off, etc) while I watch tv at night helps. Anybody else have any recurring issues like this? I know that it can really discourage you. Just when you get going and think that you can make exercise a real part of your life.....bam! another setback to deal with. It can be a real bummer. I guess it is just another thing to get through in order to get where I want to be.
I tend to have recurring joint pain in my knees, hips and shoulders. Hot baths and lots of drugs!
I found that lifting weights seemed to help - I guess making the muscles stronger so they supported the joints - but not all the time. I'm starting to think that I am a toxic sleeper, in that I injure myself with my sleeping positions.
But yes, it can be incredibly difficult to make yourself work out when getting up hurts. Ironically, it is the working out every day that also seems to help.
Hello I am new to this site, but I am 28 a stay at home mom w/ 3 children my eldest is in school and I have a 4yr old and a 2 yr old.
Pain is my middle name I have sickle cell which comes with its own slew of issues and I also have bursitis in both of my hips. I also have pain in my knees and my shoulders. I have foot pain to but don't know if it is a condition or not. I am also always taking pain meds some rather strong ones to. My pain slows me down quite often and has also hendered my working out. I usually start out good and then the pain gets unbarable where I end up stopping and never get back on track. So I am back at square one trying this site which seems very informative and helpful so far, and I like the groups/forums that they have. I'm hoping to be able to get some kind of help and motivation.
Its good to know that I'm not the only person that has a hard time with working out do to the pain that I'm in. And its also nice that you all are stay at home moms also.
Have a Blessed Journey
Don't get discouraged...I know it's easy to do...I did!
I also have plantar fasciitis and bone spurs on both my feet and my arches are falling. It came about after starting running over a year ago. I have never been a runner, but started at 3 miles a day 5 days a week and was seeing the scale move. It was so encouraging. After a few months, I had to quit running because my feet felt like they were broken. I was devastated and discouraged.
For over a year I had my own private pity party, but I've now decided to focus on what I can do. So for now it's walking, bicycling, doing home workout videos and I'm thinking of heading to the pool occasionally (I don't have a membership) to do a little kicking on the side of the pool with fins (I'm not a very good swimmer).
I'm hoping that after I lose more weight, that I can start running again (but I'll start a little slower next time).
I haven't tried icing, but I've heard it's a great reliever of pain. I stretch my feet on each stair as I go up and it gives a little relief. I also stretch them (flexing) in bed or whenever I think of it. I leave my slippers with insoles inside them by my bed so that if I get up in the night, I can wear something with support and that helps too.
Best of luck to you! I hope your feet heal quickly. Don't be afraid to see a podiatrist. They may be able to get you some real relief. I even have a friend that had similar problems and worked with a physical therapist and a chiropractor as well as her podiatrist. Hopefully you won't need that many doctors involved!!