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Oftentimes patients ask me "when can I start exercising and what are some exercises that I can do at home?" Most practitioners are very pleased when patient's desire to participate in their health care. This could be from desiring to change their diet to breaking a bad habit, or inquiring about exercise. Asking for guidance along these lines from your doctor is usually well received, and special advice is often given to help foster this transition.
In the case of exercise, there are some general guidelines that should be observed:
Other considerations when exercising is to wearing good walking or athletic shoes with a good arch support to help prevent muscular strain and injuries.
With all exercise, remember to start slow and gradually increase your activity. It is normal for a person to feel a conditioning soreness or achiness, especially when they "wake up" new muscle groups.
However, if discomfort is intense or persistent, Contact our office. We work with several sports and conditioning injuries, ranging from the weekend warrior to semi-professional athletes.