Mandy Launchbury-Rainey wrote:I have wanted to have a permaculture garden since I first saw the documentary by Bill back in the early 80s. Now I have the chance to develop the dreams but have also developed hip problems. I can't have hip replacement untill I am 10 years older or in intolerable pain (!). Everytime I wake up I have an idea in my head of what to plant or sow or build, and by mid-morning I have to give up. That is depressing in itself. Now. We all know that there is someone else out there with worse problems, but somehow that doesn't always help when one is kneeling on the ground, unable to get up, just as the postie arrives, the phone rings or one nees the loo. Does anyone out there have exercises to help with hip and back pain, ideas for doing gardening tasks more easily or just knows what hip pain and associated sciatica is like?
T.J. Stewart wrote:Do you know why you are having hip pain?
I had crippling arthritic back pain for years. Some mornings I would barely be able to stand up first thing in the morning. I decided to do a 30 day raw food challenge (to loose baby weight) and about 5 days into my challenge I noticed that I wasn't having back pain. I don't know when exactly the pain had stopped because I was so used to having it that I didn't pay attention at first. After the 30 days were up I went back to eating cooked food, specifically meat and the pain returned. I cut beef (and now all meat) out and the pain went away again. Thankfully, I have been pain free for about 8 years now. I don't know if changing your diet will help or not, but I just thought I'd mention my experience with pain and how I over came it. I hope that you will find something that either cures your pain or helps you cope with it.