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Pain Free A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain
Switch your mouse hand to your other hand while working/browsing the internet. It'll only take a couple of days to feel natural. This will let your wrist take a break when needed. Still use your other hand occasionally as complete rest is bad. Motion is key.
Is your issue coming from your wrist? Just because you have wrist pain doesn't mean it's the source. A lot of mine comes from neck/shoulder/elbow I've learned (can feel it pull when I do shoulder stretches/movements). You sit down all day for work. Check your back/neck/shoulders/elbow. Make sure you aren't locking up. Again, keeping motion in your body is key.
Make sure your posture is good. This is important too.
This book helped me a lot: https://www.amazon.com/Pain-Free-Revolutionary-Stopping-Chronic/dp/0553379887/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1524415698&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=chronic+pain. It has a overview in the first 3 chapters then specific parts to focus on that hurt in other chapters. So you read chapter 1-3, then skip to your problem chapter.
You most likely hurt because some muscles are over compensating while others are not moving at all. What this book taught me is a lot of our issues from deskjobs/gaming come from being immobile. Evolution, the way our bodies are, are used to constantly being used. Basic muscle-skeletal motion is the backbone of your health. It's how you breathe, blood circulates, speaking, etc. If you stop moving your body adapts to that lifestyle.
Basically, from seeing doctors, and being told to stretch specific parts that hurt (your wrist) never fixed the underlying issue. You should stretch your wrist, it helps a ton and prevents injury. But I had to getup and stretch everything and get my body moving again due to my lifestyle.
Sorry for the wall of text. Idk you position or lifestyle, but if you have a desk job and play video games you're most likely immobile most of the day and only your arms and wrist move, thus they work hard and hurt to makeup for your shoulder and other parts doing nothing. I felt the need to type this out to you and everyone else as a PSA because it'll become much worse than just wrist problems in a few years.
You know who knows you are wearing a brace? Nobody. You know who cares? Also nobody. A brace is probably going to be about as noticeable as your "slouch" to the side, and neither of them is a big deal to anyone worth your time. I knew a girl who wore a brace under clothes and it wasn't really noticeable. For you this is like some big important thing, right? For the rest of the world, every medical condition you will ever have is relatively unimportant.
IDK what is causing your curves to be a little off. It is possible you could DIY some fixing by applying the Egoscue Method. It's cheap if you want a paper copy, and there's an app as well. Dig the reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Pain-Free-Revolutionary-Stopping-Chronic/dp/0553379887 You may also be interested in https://egoscueexperiment.blogspot.com/2011/07/egoscue-and-scoliosis.html
The main thing you need to remember is that there's nothing to be afraid of. If someone notices your brace through your clothes (and most people won't, especially the first time you meet them) then you say it's because you've got scoliosis. Drop it on them like it is as important as the sky being blue or the carpet being blue, no big deal . . . and they probably won't think much of it.
Look at some of these pictures of people wearing their braces under clothes. They don't look like much of anything. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=scoliosis+brace+under+clothes&amp;atb=v60-6_c&amp;iar=images&amp;iax=images&amp;ia=images
This book, Pain Free by Pete Egoscue, changed my life. At one point I thought I was going to have to give up guitar because of wrist pain/soreness. Now I do a couple of small stretches a few times each week and the pain is 100% gone. No surgery. No physical therapy. I’m not a doctor so I can only comment on my own experience, but this worked for me. I saw improvement within a couple of days.
I hope you get on top of this quickly. Chronic pain is no joke.
There's a book about being pain free that really helps. It's about addressing the root cause of the pain instead of the spot of the pain. Kind of like having the wheels aligned on the car instead of replacing tires that wear down on one side. The title talks about chronic pain, but I mostly get soreness from racquetball and it helps.
I would like to know as well! I've been suffering from poor posture from sitting at a desk all day. I have to consciously make an effort to not round my shoulders. I found that this book's excersices have helped me a lot! https://www.amazon.com/Pain-Free-Revolutionary-Stopping-Chronic/dp/0553379887
this book really helped me.
I'm plugging Tom Merrick.
After switching from a 9-5 vehicle job to early morning physical labor I felt the price I paid for sitting too long. I've dedicated most of my free time since January to mobility and physical alignment. I am recovering from a life time of previous physical punishment but seeing incredibly quick improvements from a daily discipline of proper mobility. I've forgone all other training besides my job to strip my body down to its basics. I figure if the base is level and square, I can dedicate my physical ambitions in any direction. It's honestly felt 'spiritual' learning my own, individual body. With daily use of the same motions in a slow and focused manner, I'm continually squashing through pain spots and weaknesses; many that I never knew I had because I simply was never paying attention to them.
I recommend Tom Merrick's routines to find your own weaknesses and have something to gauge progress with, and just make daily habits of the ones that work well for you. Pain Free by Pete Egoscue and Foundation Training by Eric Goodman have driven a lot of my progress as well as simple research into the discomforts or oddities I discovered in my body.
I figure if life is a game, than longevity is the name of that game. My best odds rest in a body that's built to prevent injury and operate at peak levels. A couple of months ago I realized I will feel the urge to do daily mobility work for the rest of my life because it feels too damn good.
Movement is so basic but so forgotten. It's fundamental to who we are as primal beings.
I rant about this because I care so much about it. So many people in my life are in physical pain and it drives me mad that movement isn't taught by anyone in our lives until we discover our own need for it.
Feel good, live good.
I am such a shill for physical therapy, DO IT! I think it's what will ultimately fix you! (not just you, but, like, everyone)
for most people's problems, if nothing has been actually torn apart, and in some cases where it has, physical therapy > massage > chiropractor > surgery > sitting around whining how everything hurts and you keep snapping ur shit up
(those are greater than signs btw, not some weird reverse process diagram)
Also have I told you about our lord and savior Pain Free by Pete Egoscue?
My wife has PFPS and I've been helping her deal with it for the better part of a year. It seems like we tried everything, including 7 weeks and two grand worth of physical therapy. Nothing worked. (This is going to sound like a sales pitch but I swear it's not.) Until I stumbled upon The Egoscue Method.
The basic theory behind it is that pain (in the knees, back, neck, shoulders, etc) is due to muscle imbalances that lead to poor biomechanical structure of the body. Our bodies have evolved over thousands and thousands of years to be on the move. In less than a century, we've gone from moving all day to sitting all day, forcing our bodies to go against thousands of years of evolution. And in short -- it causes shit to get messed up.
The Egoscue Method is designed to get your body working properly again through simple stretches and exercises. I was super skeptical, but ended up being surprised at how well it worked. After a year of chronic pain, my wife did some of the knee stuff in this book and within a couple days was feeling better than ever.
The idea behind it also seems pretty sound. For example, one exercise is simple butt squeezes to help activate your glutes. I tried explaining to my wife how to do it, but for some reason she wasn't getting it. I was explaining how to fire your glutes, and she (exact words) replied, "It just feels like I'm clenching my butthole." That's when I realized she had no idea how to activate her glutes.
Another one is you sit on the edge of a chair and, keeping your toes on the ground, you lift your heels up. But the key is to not use your toes, but rather use your hip flexors to lift them up. She couldn't do it. Like, at all. Her mind had no idea how to activate her hip flexors.
So now imagine her at physical therapy, doing leg raises, band walks, all this leg work, yet her body doesn't utilize her glutes or her hip flexors. So the muscles her body does utilize get stronger, while the ones her body doesn't remain weak. All this stuff that was supposed to be helping had been making things worse by widening the strength/weakness gap, creating larger imbalances, and worse body biomechanics.
It may not work for everyone, but it's made a world of difference for her. Just figured I'd share our experience with others, because if it weren't for some throwaway comment on some random message board, I don't know if I ever would've found out about the stuff otherwise. Hopefully this helps someone else, cuz chronic knee pain can be a real bitch.
Really interested in any other experiences or opinions on this stuff. I could go on and on about it, but I tried to keep it simple.
tl;dr, Work on proper biomechanics before working on strengthening your muscles, as you could be doing more harm than good.
I have back pain, and for some karmic reason perhaps, know a few people with either problems or have titanium in lieu of back bone. Here are my opinions..
Edit: I can also vouch for this book... Pain Free. Which describes various stretching techniques for different parts of the body.
Yes, note the title - "and Other repetitive Strain Injuries"
I also highly recommend Pain Free by Pete Egoscue.
This book and Sharon's book are both good for explaining the causes of such problems, as well as giving solutions.
I have been struggling with carpal tunnel, back, neck, and hip pain for roughly 5 years now. I've been to several PTs, Chiros, Doctors, Massage therapists, acupuncture, ergonomic mice/keyboards...you name it. Nothing helped.
Carpal tunnel is most likely linked to bad posture. Your back, shoulder, neck, hip, hands and everything else are interlinked. Carpal tunnel is usually due to your neck being tweaked. (Which can be caused from issues elsewhere.)
Here are the things that are helping me:
I recently started doing ddpyoga. Laugh all you want, but it is awesome and it's fun AND it makes you feel great. If you stick with it you will feel better. It's not yoga like you typically imagine it. It's no bullshit and incredibly fun and the workouts dont take forever either (a big plus).
Also the things in these books are incredibly helpful:
They helped me realize that my pain is all coming from hip misalignment. It's immediately noticeable if you ever feel "off balance" or your natural stance has your feet pointing outward.
Hope this helps.