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by adrianclark
Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A trigger point release cream or spray
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: A trigger point release cream or spray

Just rub it around the perineum and job done or should I stay away from this ! :roll: http://www.triggerpointtherapy.co.uk/ If their spelling (testamony, testemonials, migrane...) or hopeless website design is any indication of their attention to detail regarding their product, I'd stay well away.
by adrianclark
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I got a cytoscopy scheduled this Friday
Replies: 8
Views: 322

I just got back from my cystoscopy this morning. I'd been toying with the idea of cancelling it, seeing as my remaining symptoms seem to be entirely muscular, but a few of the guys on here encouraged me to go, just to rule out any problems. Anyway, it's not too painful... just a bit of discomfort wh...
by adrianclark
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more pain with Hara chair and sumo-like stretching
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Thanks chaps... this looks interesting. The prices aren't bad, really... there seems to be a mid-range model for about 30000 yen (about 250 USD?) which is pretty much what my generic (and falling-apart) Ikea office chair would cost if they still made it. Another highly recommended alternative I've s...
by adrianclark
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more pain with Hara chair and sumo-like stretching
Replies: 10
Views: 392

I was wondering the same thing about the UK/Europe. Caretaker - did you order direct from Korea?
by adrianclark
Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more pain with Hara chair and sumo-like stretching
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: No more pain with Hara chair and sumo-like stretching

Basically you spread your legs apart with your feet pointing in front of you and you squat slowly lower and lower. Then you would place your left hand's palm on your thigh and push away pressing your leg while turning your torso in the right direction. (you just do the samething after with your oth...
by adrianclark
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Massage today - "the pelvic floor paradox"
Replies: 12
Views: 926

That's put my mind at rest, thanks! I've given it a go... 10 minutes each morning for the past two days. I'm still finding the best approach at the moment, experimenting with moving slightly forwards or backwards on the ball. The most obvious muscle release (if that's what it is) seems to happen fur...
by adrianclark
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The continuing story of the maybe-CPPS
Replies: 3
Views: 175

The continuing story of the maybe-CPPS

I hadn't really described my symptoms in any detail since my first post , so here's an update. First of all, I still don't know whether what I have is CPPS. It's certainly only just within the "chronic" timeframe, and compared to a lot of the poor guys on here, it's always been pretty mild. However,...
by adrianclark
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another post from an anxious young man
Replies: 3
Views: 222

I had increased urinary frequency for a couple of years at some point.. had to go quite often. But then it went back to normal now, I don't think I pee any more often than other people.. 5 times a day, something lke that? I find all the "normal frequency" stuff can be pretty confusing. I've seen fi...
by adrianclark
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Active Isolated Stretching technique
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Sounds interesting... I've definitely had the best results from stretches. I've just ordered a copy from good old Amazon Marketplace.
by adrianclark
Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Massage today - "the pelvic floor paradox"
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Just reviving this thread, as I hadn't noticed it before and realised it's something I should try... tension in the pelvic floor is pretty much the only symptom I get now. On that subject... are there any risks in using the tennis ball (or manual) massage on that area? I know there's plenty of muscl...
by adrianclark
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inner abdominal muscles
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Now I make sure I stretch profusely after any ab work, in the years past I never did this. Could you suggest some good ab stretches? It occurs to me that this is an area I need to work on... running seems to keep the external muscles fairly trim, but I'll bet my sedentary work has allowed the core ...
by adrianclark
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An update
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Yep, that's what I'm thinking of doing. I'm almost symptom-free at the moment and feel like I'm back to my normal lifestyle (in terms of beer consumption and then gym attendance :wink:) but I'm still curious about the minor occasional symptoms that remain. However, I worry that waiting another 5 wee...
by adrianclark
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An update
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Great news, Gary! You've reminded me that I ought to post an update too.

Just out of interest, what sort of consultant did you see? A urology specialist?
by adrianclark
Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Q-Urol vs Prosta-Q
Replies: 11
Views: 409

There seems to be a lot of lazy stereotyping in the health system over here, too (although I suspect some of that may be over-caution caused by under-funding). Doctors are completely gobsmacked if you suggest that, as a man, you seem to have a urine infection... fortunately, this does at least mean ...
by adrianclark
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about trigger points referring pain
Replies: 4
Views: 240

There's a lot of info in the Clair Davies book (Trigger Point Therapy Workbook)... apparently some trigger points create pain in exactly the same place, whereas most of them refer pain elsewhere. Actually, I say "most of them", but I haven't checked. That's just the impression I have from flicking t...