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Jan-Ellen



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PostSubject: Water Therapy/Swimming with PTS????   Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:18 pm

sunny I love to swim, in both an indoor heated pool and outside in natural bodies of water.
I have not gone swimming since my clot and PTS started in January.
I would like to know if there are any restrictions as regards swimming in heated pools or swimming in cold lake water.
Does heat or cold soothe or aggravate PTS symptoms?
Would heated pool water would increase blood circulation and swelling?
Would cold lake water decrease circulation to the point that blood would stagnate in calves and cause more problems?
I would be using my legs to kick and I kinda think that water bouyancy would act like "neutral" gravity when I lay down at home?
Am I assuming this correctly? I really want to get back to swimming, as I have gained weight since all this happened, and swimming is not hard on my joints.
I just want to make sure it's good for PTS.
It's the cold water vs heated water I am concerned about.
Anyone have any experience or suggestions
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PostSubject: Re: Water Therapy/Swimming with PTS????   Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:25 pm

I forgot to ad........do I have to wear the TED hose while swimming? Or is it OK to take them off. I have to admit, at home when I take them off at night my legs swelled right up again. So now I take them off just as I am getting into bed. I wear them from the time I get out of bed to the time I get in bed. I hate having to wear them, they make me feel old. But they do help with swelling. The part I don't like the most is the constant re-adjusting for wrinkles that form around the ankles. If I don't readjust, they cut into my legs. Just the Kendall/Coviden ones do that. The EMS Medline brand is pretty much OK.
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PostSubject: Re: Water Therapy/Swimming with PTS????   Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:46 pm

Hi Jan-Ellen,

Swimming and walking are the best exercises you can do, just because it's not a weight bearing on your joints.
When I go swimming, I remove the socks. I can just imagine how uncomfortable wet comp. socks could be...
Also, I don't think hot indoor or cold outdoors really makes a diff.


*BTW, I'm the one that moved the posts to a more suitable forum, you had this in "Cerebral Thrombosis"*
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PostSubject: Re: Water Therapy/Swimming with PTS????   Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:27 pm

Thanks for the info, now I won't be afraid to go swimming.
Thanks, too, for moving the post to the proper board.
I thought I was just making a new post.
Eventually I'll get the hang of it.
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