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Old 27-05-2015, 12:59   #31
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Sailing with aches n pains, what helps you?

A few people have mentioned stretching, how a bout a quick routine that changed my comfort level immensely?

Do EXACTLY what she says, the deep breaths are important also.

This is a super easy beginner Yoga routine. I've listened to yous people about boats, please listen to me regarding something I know a bit about. :-)

http://youtu.be/z0i1BZFcZuE


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Old 27-05-2015, 13:16   #32
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Re: Sailing with aches n pains, what helps you?

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"Go cruising now before you are told old!". We have all heard it, right?

I am young, but I have chronic health issues that often keep me in a good deal of pain, daily. Therefore, I'm concerned if I will ever be able to "go".

That being said. If you have chronic pain, what do you do for it while cruising? What tools do you use? What mods to the boat? Did you buy a different boat to meet these needs? From a mono to a cat, or heaven forbid, a trawler?!

Cheers!
I have had back problems for years and my hands were just about to stop functioning when I started hearing about yoga. It is not an over night cure and you have to stick with it. I still take some Ibuprofen a couple times a week but am basically fully functional and my hands while not pain free at least work. It took six months before there was noticeable improvement with my back and I almost quite, stick with it- find a good yogi/healer to help with your particular trouble. Might add it did wonders for my head as well. All the best!
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Old 27-05-2015, 13:29   #33
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Re: Sailing with aches n pains, what helps you?

I found my Catamaran a lot less demanding than my mono's on the hips, legs, knees etc. No ladder, no companionway to bang against etc.
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Old 27-05-2015, 15:09   #34
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Re: Sailing with aches n pains, what helps you?

At 77, I am not growing older, I am groaning older.
No, I am not aging, I am aching.

All in a lifespan:
If sitting in a recliner is a pain, then sitting in a cockpit is a gain.
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Old 27-05-2015, 16:13   #35
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Re: Sailing with aches n pains, what helps you?

Since I am not growing any younger and starting to come up with things like arthritis and a lack of tolerance for heat, my hat is off to each of you. Your tales of endurance are inspirational. So maybe I have a bit more time on the water than I thought. If I can just remember where I left my boat!

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Since I am not growing any younger and starting to come up with things like arthritis and a lack of tolerance for heat, my hat is off to each of you. Your tales of endurance are inspirational. So maybe I have a bit more time on the water than I thought. If I can just remember where I left my boat!

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Old 27-05-2015, 21:22   #37
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Re: Sailing with aches n pains, what helps you?

Just made the leap from sailing to powering, it really isn't so bad. More comfortable seating and more protected from the uncomfortable weather.
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Re: Sailing with aches n pains, what helps you?

My wife has some arthritis issues, including chronic pain in her back and hip. What we found, that helps her quite a lot, is Ibuprofen gel. This stuff is not available in the United States, and we have had the best luck finding it on French Islands. The particular brand names that we see most frequently are Cliptol and St. Bernards. Or ask for quelque chose comme Áa. Mainly, though, you want a 5% Ibuprofen gel.

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Old 28-05-2015, 07:49   #39
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Re: Sailing with aches n pains, what helps you?

Being aboard certainly helps! I've had 2 knee replacements as a result of some 30 years military service and kn/joint pain seems to go away at sea. When I am in pain, Rum helps!
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Here's an article that WaPo just ran on "stretching"..
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/i...es-your-brain/

Just so that you know.. I'm pretty sure I never heard the word Yoga outside of movies and popular East coast culture, on TV and the like, until the last decade.

I played most sports growing up and wrestling was my go to in school team sports. I learned all about stretching and fitness in general but not like this (yoga).

So yeah, when people I know complain of pain and stiffness, I send them the video I posted earlier in this thread and promise to punch them if they tell someone "I do Yoga" haha

Before I started doing this 8 minute YouTube video, it was nearly impossible to bend at the knee to pick something up off the ground. And My back always hurt to the point I had to sleep on the sofa to keep myself from rolling on my stomach.

When I first started I'd pause the video to hold each pose while concentrating on my deep breathing.

I hope someone tries this and receives the relief I have enjoyed.


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+100 to yogo

I'd be crippled without it
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Hello from George! Im 77 and just completeing a 1 year reno of my Brewer12.8CC sloop. Fortunatly I have electric sheet winches. As far as Yoga goes I started doing intense Bikram in 1999 while living aboard my Garden35 in San Diego--I kept at it and got so in shape I took up Mountain Climbing...... 7 Years ago while doing yoga I developed pain in both shoulders . It is still there and aggravated easily--it has never been successfully diagnosed (and I have been everywhere)-- I suspect I injured myself doing intense yoga.As for what do I do for my pain?Well almost all drugs have side effects (groggy) but since I have a good liver Prednisone heals my inflammation usually and Ibuprofen helps with the small stuff.
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Hello from George! Im 77 and just completeing a 1 year reno of my Brewer12.8CC sloop. Fortunatly I have electric sheet winches. As far as Yoga goes I started doing intense Bikram in 1999 while living aboard my Garden35 in San Diego--I kept at it and got so in shape I took up Mountain Climbing...... 7 Years ago while doing yoga I developed pain in both shoulders . It is still there and aggravated easily--it has never been successfully diagnosed (and I have been everywhere)-- I suspect I injured myself doing intense yoga.As for what do I do for my pain?Well almost all drugs have side effects (groggy) but since I have a good liver Prednisone heals my inflammation usually and Ibuprofen helps with the small stuff.
I have arthritis in both shoulders, wrist,knees and since I broke C1 and C5 in neck back in '95, I have constant inflammation issues there too. Prednisone is a steroid. It not only restructures the bone structure of your skull it causes fat cells to form and build along the spine, mainly at the lower neck, it also forms fat around the heart. but the biggest side-effect, imo, is that hampers your thinking, hence the anger and violence you hear about regularly. it's not just extreme users. it affects all who use it. Your liver may be strong, as is mine, but ibuprofen also damages the stomach lining and taxes the Kidneys.
I take and eat in my diet turmeric and Cayene pepper. Both of which have natural anti-inflammatory action, with the only side-effects, being increased fluid flow in the body, lower cholesterol, balanced heart rate, better digestion...ie...cleaner colon.....and many more. All of which good for you and it can be bought any where in the world and is cheaper.
I'm 59 and put people 20 to 30 years younger, to the test when it comes to manual labor. I single hand and every thing on my boat is manual, even the windless with all chain rode.
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Re: Sailing with aches n pains, what helps you?

I find that rum is the best medication
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[QUOTE=georgetheleo;1837902]Hello from George!

Hi George
I have a pain in my upper arm, but only in a certain position when I'm lifting above my shoulder. The doc says it's a bursa which I think is a sac of fluid that puts undue pressure on the muscles. I had one of these in my upper leg. The specialist tried to find it using ultrasound. It was almost completely hidden by muscle tissue. He found what could have been a tiny section of the bursa and injected cortisone into it. In less than a month the pain had completely gone. I haven't had this done on my arm because it's fairly expensive and the bursa seems to be shrinking.
I sure hope that I'm sailing at 77; 10 years to go.
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