I have polymyalgia rheumatica, has anybody got this condition? Would a body massage help it?

I have had polymyalgia rheumatica for two years and have been put on steroid treatment. I have quite considerable pain and stiffness mostly in my back, hips, shouders and neck. I have been a full time carer for my mother for near on eight years and through lifting her have torn the tendons in both shoulders, which I have been told by my surgeon are irreparable. I was admitted to hospital before Xmas as they thought I had developed temperol arteritus, a dangerous condition associated with polymyalgia which can lead to loss of sight. If anyone is familiar with this condition please help.
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RajHealer
Yesterday I had replied to your question. I am rendering treatment Services through NATURAL Therapies. You can initially start with having Reiki Energy healing, distance healing through photograph is also possible..
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CatherineMary
Hi, so sorry to hear you have this painful and exhausting condition. I have treated a client with this a few years ago with light massage - deep or vigorous massage not helpful as it can increase the inflammation - she also requested several sessions of emotional release therapy and healing to deal with childhood trauma which she felt was a contributing factor. She has tried many therapies and it is only now after a few years of the condition that she is getting well again. I think stress and physical strain are the two main causes of this and would recommend reflexolgy, very light massage or acupressure - if you find it's comfortable, Reiki and anything that releases stress.
I have taught courses on stress management for carers for several years now and almost everyone on each course is suffering from a chronic health problem - I think the stress on all levels and the emotional pain of caring for a loved is a vastly underlooked problem.
I would also highly recomend looking up Donna Eden on youtube and trying out her energy work/exercise routines (they are light and fairly easy to do).
Good luck with it all. Catherine
RajHealer
PMR is more like Rheumatic Arthritis, Causes Muscle pain around Neck and shoulder area, Stiffness and pain in head are some the symptoms.
Everything is curable and needs a positive approach. Steroid ok gives relief from pain but has lot of side effects.
Try Hot water formentation/Natural therapies/Spine Massage.
Reiki energy healing is safe and also effective in certain conditions. Massage is also good and can give lot of relief from pain.Try once.
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Dubai
INDIGOTREE
Indian head massage is contraindicated for your symptoms,
Reflexology is Indirect & holistic approach that encourages balance to all systems (homeostasis), releases endorphins, encourages calm,
Pomsidakan
Hi,
You need to reduce acidic food from your diet and taking more green. Deep tissue and therapeutic massage focusing on joints all over combined with stretching is helped to reduce the ache, pain and stiffness. Adding yoga into your week starting with easy 45 minutes - 2 sessions a week will help to improve your condition. There are many good yoga lesson on YouTube that you can start in your own place and time.
Please feel free to contact me if you need further advice.
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SynergyNutrition
Hi there, I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing pain and stiffness. Have you ever seen a nutritionist regarding your diet? I am a nutritional therapist and have seen success in my clients with rheumatic conditions with making small tweaks to their diets and some great anti- inflammatory supplements. Details of what I do is on my site: http://www.synergynutrition.co.uk
I also am a reiki practitoner and Indian head massage therapist. Reiki works on a deep level of healing which can release emotional blocks and cleanse and balance the chakras in our bodies.
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MarioD
I have worked with and written a case study on someone suffering with fibromyalgia using reflexology. The result over a 12 month period was impressive, although everyone responds on an individual basis. Worth reading a little about reflexology and if you have any questions please contact me and we can discuss further.
Gudrun
Dear Bootlady. Thank you for your enquiry. I would reccomend reflexology or a very light touch massage. Do not have a deep tissue/sports massage as this will exacerbate the pain you feel. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help further. Gudrun Collins
WellnessEmbodied
Hi
Thanks for your questions
I'm a fifth year Osteopathy student and therefore have studied pathologies, as well as seen patients with them.
There isn't much scientific evidence for massage helping PMR, but many patients seem to report some relief, perhaps due to the relaxation effects and reducing muscle tension. Massage would also be helpful with any associated muscle tightness you have due to your shoulder injuries.
With regards to the temporal arteritis you'd need to have the all clear on that before having any treatment
Hope that helps
let me know if you have any other questions
Best wishes
Gavin
WellnessEmbodied
Hi
Thanks for your questions
I'm a fifth year Osteopathy student and therefore have studied pathologies, as well as seen patients with them.
There isn't much scientific evidence for massage helping PMR, but many patients seem to report some relief, perhaps due to the relaxation effects and reducing muscle tension. Massage would also be helpful with any associated muscle tightness you have due to your shoulder injuries.
With regards to the temporal arteritis you'd need to have the all clear on that before having any treatment
Hope that helps
let me know if you have any other questions
Best wishes
Gavin
PammieJo
Have you considered energy healing which would not harm the muscle tissue. This may remove negative energy blocks addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.
osteopathacupuncture
I suggest an osteopath and medical acupuncturist for this condition.
osteopathacupuncture
I suggest an osteopath and medical acupuncturist for this condition.
MilanSkamene
Hello, I'm treating patients with rheumatic conditions. Using a combination of acupuncture and therapeutic massage (deep tissue and Tuina). It should help at least alleviate the pain and improve the mobility of the joints. You can have a try and see how it goes. My website with contact is: http://www.deepacu.com.
With Regards
Milan Skamene
keytobodycare
Please only seek therapy after consulting with your Doctor, especially if a Surgeon has diagnosed irreparable soft tissues. They may be able to also advise the best course of rehab/strengthening and where/who you should seek treatment from. I would be careful of seeking advice from websites and rather speak to others with conditions such as yours and what has worked best for them. All the best and I hope you gain some relief successfully.
josalkemade
Local light massage does help to reduce the pain. Combination with exerciseses in water gives even better results.
RadianceBeautyHair
It certainly helps to soothe your muscles and improve the circulation