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Date: 18.04.2010
From: martin

Subject: hi folks

Hi folks, martin from Ireland here. I'm 50, and have the wear and tear variety. Well actually it's a mixture of muscle pain and oeswhatchmacallit.
I don't how long I have it, but it was diagnosed as yokebobs about a year ago. It's minor. I'm able to play tennis. But i stick to doubles in the main.
The thing that bother me when it's at it's worst or thereabouts is bending. It doesn't keep me awake at nights.
I know it's a small complaint, but it would be nice if i could play tennis without having problems getting back up after bending. I guess it's more stiffness than actual pain. Although there have been times usually when walking when it felt like i couldn't breathe. Those were the worst times, but have been few and far between.
I tried acupunctre. The first time time it worked great. I was pain and stiffness free or near to it for about two weeks. I even played some singles tennis. the other few times,not so effective. Still I might try it again.
I also see a chiropractor, which helps. No I don't see both at the same time.
I tend to sit at the computer too long. I also like to mediate with legs crossed. But I wonder if that can cause stiffness.
I have been trying deep heat patches, but not sure if they did any good or not.
Advice welcome.
Bye for now.
M
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Date: 18.04.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: hi folks

Welcome Martin....well at least ya sound fit, keep up the Tennis, must be helping u stay Mobile.... mb u have the wear and tear in your lumber region, have u had that part checked out? if u have, and it is wear and tear, then U will get that rotten back pain after bending and getting back up.... anyway, cant add any more to that really, mb ask to see a rhumatologist, incase u have a minor herniated disc which causes pain....but a lot worse 5than u describe......worth a go i think......stay fit and enjoy ya tennis...tc J
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Date: 18.04.2010
From: Kirstine

Subject: Re: hi folks

I saw an oesteopath when i was younger for lower back pain and she suggested hot and cold compress for 20 min ever evening. Also making sure my posture was as gokd as poss, other tahn that cant suggest anything to help. Hope you keep well and welcome to the forum
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Date: 18.04.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: hi folks

Hi Kristine, r u the gal from Iceland?
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Date: 18.04.2010
From: Kirstine

Subject: Re: hi folks

No no, im from northumberland in UK lol
how are you this evening?
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