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    Whats the right treatment to get my legs and feet back into shape.

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      Schlegel

      If you are talking about weakness, I recommend physical therapy. I am a physical therapist and we create and individual exercise program to meet your needs -- strengthening those muscles that need it, stretching what needs to be stretched, balance exercises if needed ,etc.
      If you cannot afford P.T., yoga is excellent for strengthening and stretching.

      almost 4 years ago
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      debbie1951

      If it is any consolation, the hip, joint, leg and feet pain does lessen over time. However, the best thing for me is to get up and move frequently. It is hard to do at work, but if I sit for more than 20 minutes or so, I get so stiff that I can barely walk. Especially my hips. This all started after RCHOP ended. My oncologist said it is one of the lingering effects of RCHOP, but not well understood.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Sofi

      For me, yoga has helped a lot. I did yoga before diagnosis (but not during treatment as I just couldn't manage it), but after RCHOP and radiation, started again this past January. There are a lot of different kinds of yoga, so it's good to find a kind and level that meet your needs and then take it slowly. I still have aches and pains, but I think movement helps a lot even if, at first, you feel like you'd rather not move. Exercise classes with friends are the best...it's a great way to stay motivated.

      almost 4 years ago
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