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December 18, 2010 9:49 AM
Yes, I know that's a weird title for a thread...but I have foot problems. It hurts to even go up and down the stairs at home. And my favorite forms of exercise (walking and dancing) are now off the table because they cause me too much pain. :( I know that swimming and water aerobics would be good alternatives, but is there anything I can do at home?
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December 18, 2010 10:11 AM
I have MS and have problems with my feet. I bought an exercise bike and most of my exercise comes from that.
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December 18, 2010 10:14 AM
You should try yoga and pilates. You do not have to be on your feet for those. Well, there are certain yoga poses that you stand for but you are not putting pressure on your feet. If you go to a gym you could ride the bike. I like spin class.
December 18, 2010 10:16 AM
Chair aerobics! There are several videos that you can do on YouTube... and there are some on the instant queue Netflix too!
  1810355
December 18, 2010 10:16 AM
napping :)
December 18, 2010 10:25 AM
Dilbo, how many calories does napping burn? ;)

I had forgotten about yoga and pilates. I think I have a DVD or two somewhere....

I'll definitely check out the chair aerobics thing, too.

Thanks guys! And keep the suggestions coming!
  3217136
December 18, 2010 11:16 AM
Swimming would be awesome for that.

I've recently developed heel spurs in both feet so the days of walking/running/racquetball etc are on a temporary hold until if/when it gets better. But I still swim.
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December 18, 2010 11:20 AM
If you have a Wii there are a lot of games that either only need your arms or that you can choose to just use your arms. It can definately give you a challenging work out!
November 29, 2012 8:31 PM
I'll definitely try the bike option at the gym - thank you very much! I have foot problems as well :( it hurts to walk.

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