I was wondering if anyone has ever done any type of just general re-conditioning physical therapy?
I *never* thought I'd be asking my doctor about more PT because I feel like I practically have a degree in it after years of doctors continually encouraging me that PT would help. But, they've got my pain levels much better controlled now after a series of TrP injections and ESIs, and I'm realizing just how deconditioned I've gotten. I'm actually struggling through a hamstring injury right now from some over aggressive PT and the fact that my body is just not very sturdy anymore. I also realize that this window of feeling better may not last, so I feel like I need to do what I can while my pain level is controlled.
I'm very vigilant about doing my low back PT at home, but I feel like targeting just one body part is setting me up for more injuries (like this hamstring) since the rest of my body parts are now deconditioned. My individual efforts to re-strengthen are falling flat because my main exercise (after pain) has always been walking and swimming, and both of those seem to be perpetuating my hamstring pain.
I feel like every time I move something else is going to break because I'm just not strong anymore. I'm incredibly frustrated to now feel like I'm limited by hamstring pain during this time when my back is doing a bit better. I don't even know if they have any type of PT or anything that can focus just on getting stronger in general rather than rehabbing a specific body part.
Has anyone else had any success digging themselves out of the total body deconditioning rut?