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  • Not so big Tom
    started a topic Damn old age

    Damn old age

    I think I had the pleasure of concussion number 5. Messed up right wrist (thank God off hand, but no away games for a while)At least the stuff oozing out my head is dark red instead of grey mac n cheeze.

  • ricco
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    Problem is, as we get older we move less

    Muscles weaken because of lack of movement, when muscles weaken our posture deteriorates

    As our posture deteriorates we tend to lose our balance

    The shoulders begin to round and we lean forward, because our head and shoulders are forward of our hips we are off balance

    Because we are off balance and due to muscle atrophy we begin to shuffle rather than walk

    Muscle atrophy, poor posture and a shuffling gait are the primary reasons for falls among seniors

    These problems are often times correctable but the person has to willing to invest the effort

    Simple right

    Not so much

    There are other factors to consider and the primary factor is pain

    As we age we hurt and the very things we need to do to remain vibrant causes pain, we don't like pain so we don't do them

    Some people have the mental toughness to push through but most don't

    I think about the lady in my Tai Chi class that has had both hips and both knee's replaced, the majority off the class have had something replaced

    Lack of movement begats muscle loss and weight gain, increased weight puts more stress on arthritic joints which causes pain which decreases the desire for movement which in turn decreases the ability for movement

    A vicious cycle



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  • pds45
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    Old guys gotta take a little more care moving around then we did 20 -30 years ago. Sucks but beats the alternative....Hope ya feel better Tom....

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  • Jim Macklin
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    Bathrooms need lots of strong hand holds that can hold more than a towel. Even a hand hold that can help get off the seat helps save the knees.
    Last edited by Jim Macklin; 04-10-2018, 19:22.

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  • ricco
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    Falls in bath tubs isn't just a senior thing

    But they are treacherous

    There is bathroom remodel going to happen and the bath tub will be gone

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  • Jim Macklin
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    Originally posted by ricco View Post
    Not talking about falls from ladders or off bicycles and such


    Falls among seniors are usually caused by two things, posture and a shuffling gait

    Fix the posture and the shuffling gait and the percentage of falls among seniors would change dramatically
    Bath tubs, water and soap. My friend fell in the bathroom. I have not questioned him for details of the fall. He's lucky his head did not hit something hatd. He was in the hospital for several days and then took weeks to recuperate.

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  • ricco
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    Not talking about falls from ladders or off bicycles and such


    Falls among seniors are usually caused by two things, posture and a shuffling gait

    Fix the posture and the shuffling gait and the percentage of falls among seniors would change dramatically

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  • Jim Macklin
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    A friend of mine who lives in Illinois fell down last Fall and his broken ribs and punctured lungs have finally healed. He feels much better now. Any fall can be serious at any age. But after 50 a fall is further and bones are more brittle.
    There is a reason why the draft was for 18 to 32. I wish I could turn this into a joke. Old age and illness isn't funny.

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  • fixxer
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    Hope you do okay. I see you posted this tonight before bed. Be careful Tom. ..opefully your sweetie is taking care of you tonight. It's hard to stay awake when you not really motivated.
    You only get a finite number of those and then soiyou enoos odi nokoewnonnnnnnn
    Last edited by fixxer; 04-09-2018, 09:29.

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