Home > Spinal Cord Injury: Changing Your Activity Levels
Many people with a
spinal cord injury (SCI) have pain from using the same
muscle, muscle group, or joint over and over. People with SCIs often develop
muscle overuse, for example, as a result of pushing a manual wheelchair.
Changing how long you do an activity can sometimes help reduce or prevent pain
from overusing your muscles or joints.
To help you find how long you can do a certain activity, keep a log
that tracks activities that can result in pain. And then set time limits on how
long you do them.
February 16, 2011
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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