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Old 09-10-2011, 03:35 PM   #121 (permalink)
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Actually Vito, it's not as crazy as it sounds. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is a proven therapy for fractures and there is evidence for it's use in soft tissue injuries.

I had a bone growth stimulator after my accident as my femur wasn't healing. Hard to tell how much it helped as I was non-weight bearing and that delays healing.

Be aware, the magnets Vito uses are dangerously strong. Magnets of more than a few centiimeters in diameter can crush tissue and even break bones. Be very careful with pairs or getting near metal.
What do you think about a TENS machine? I bought one at the Expo.
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:57 PM   #122 (permalink)
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What do you think about a TENS machine? I bought one at the Expo.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a real mixed bag. It seems to be highly variable from patient to patient.

Be aware that cell death occurs at the application point so moderate your use long term.

I had a unit while in hospital and it did nothing for me both in terms of pain relief or muscular stimulation. However, I had an enormous amount of nerve damage and it was done as a "lets try everything" kind of deal.
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Thanks for the info HC!
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:12 PM   #124 (permalink)
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Hi All! I hope your day of rememberence is going well...we had a large 5k race commemorating the fallen and it was a very intense and patriotic gathering.
I ran my fastest 5k yet, but it was overshadowed by today's significant date patriotic outpouring- the race was small beans in comparison....

There was over 3,000 participants, well over the projected amount,and I managed to come in at 45th overall with a time of 21:48, but it's still kinda hard to revel over my accomplishment on such a profound day...

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Congrats, I can only imagine the emotion of running that race!
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Amazing race, gathering with people is a way to honor, whether you run, pray, sit in silence, we all honor in different ways - great time!
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Nice way to remember the fallen.
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Can't think of many races with a better cause behind it.

And nifty PR.
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Can't think of many races with a better cause behind it.

And nifty PR.
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sw, not to worry, even a week's down time won't affect your fitness. You will actually gain a small amount as you recover from your training.
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So SW, when are you going to step up to the big boy races???
Anyone can hold thier breath sprint for 3 miles. Let's see what a 10K does for ya.
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