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Fibromyalgia related injuries
October 28, 2014

Shoulder pain

Here is an email from one of our subscribers who is suffering from Fibromyalgia with shoulder pain and a few herniated disks.

Below her question you'll find my response-

"I recently purchased your book "fibromyalgia Fitness" and I have some questions about the exercise sets. I have had recent surgery on my right shoulder and post-op I fell and injured the repairs. So I am back in a sling and it looks like several months before I can use the shoulder. I also have my L4, L5, S1 herniated, inflammation below that and arthritis. I was hoping you might suggest some adjustments to the exercises and poses that require putting weight on my right arm for the time being. I wasn't sure if all were conducive to my back so that is why I mentioned it. I have not started the exercises, waiting to see what is possible for me. I am truly excited to begin improving my health through exercise after 2 decades of being told it would only make me feel worse. I will be waiting anxiously to hear back from you. I was encouraged when I read that you are devoted to helping others and to contact you with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your time and consideration, Saundra."

-Hi Saundra- it's Eric Suarez from Fibromyalgia-Fitness, sorry for the delayed response.

As for your question. I would suggest you avoid any exercises or poses which make you lift your arms over your head.

Use a wall or a chair for assistance with some of the routines. There are many exercises which use a chair in my 12 week program. If you don't have that program email me and I will send it to you.

Concentrate on exercising the lower portion of your body, waist down, until your shoulder completely heals itself. These exercises should not cause your back to injure or tense up - as long as you take it slow.

Remember to avoid lifting your arm to high and try not to overcompensate with your left arm as you may injure that arm.

Hope this helps, please keep me posted of your progress-

For anyone else interested in moving a little with Fibromyalgia related injuries, you can purchase one of my e-books below and receive the second at no cost. Just email me your digital receipt.


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God Bless,

Eric Suarez,CPT

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