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    Legs are tight

    Most recently, my legs have been feeling tight. When I'm on my back or stomach my legs are stiff. Could I still have flexibility and be developing a contracture too. And are there any ROM I can do or should I see a physical therapist. What do you guys do to stay loose?
    A dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo! - borrowed from Honey boo boo child

    #2
    You probably should see a PT to get a set of ROM and other stretching exercises. I am surprised that you were not given these tools in rehab as they are so important. To give them here without having your history and diagnosis would be irresponsible. --eak
    Elizabeth A. Kephart, PHR
    mom/caregiver to Ryan-age 21
    Incomplete C-2 with TBI since 3/09

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      #3
      I use a hot tub and stretch out in it, especially hamstrings, it helps out a lot. I generally do this after riding my FES bike.
      "Life is about how you
      respond to not only the
      challenges you're dealt but
      the challenges you seek...If
      you have no goals, no
      mountains to climb, your
      soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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        #4
        Have you check for AD? Any health problems? Could be your bodies way of telling you something is wrong. Just be real careful with the ROM. Broke my femur forcing an exercise I was given.

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          #5
          You need to be seen by your SCI doc. Increasing spasticity and tone can be a sign that something else is going on. It could be nothing, but better safe than sorry. Also, I would not give you any recommendations for exercises or ROM without knowing your history and evaluating you. You should get a script for PT from your doc.
          ckf
          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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            #6
            Standing helps a lot for me.

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              #7
              after i stand for 1 hr my legs spasm more heh
              C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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                #8
                At her level of injury and given the number of years she has been injured, standing without a physician veal is not a good idea. Please see your doctor and see what they say.
                ckf
                The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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