Does Pilates Really Work As Well At Relieving Pain As People Claim?

This is the short version of my gout story. I’m writing this as a warning to anybody who has ever suffered from gout pain… Do Not Become Complacent About Your Gout! I did, and it caused me YEARS of grief.

The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that wrap around like a hammock on the underside of the bladder and rectum. They support the bladder, uterus and rectum.

Once you have located your pelvic floor muscles, contract these muscles slowly for 5-10 seconds, then relax, repeating 10-20 times. These are called slow pull-ups.

If you have strained your muscles, you could try applying a cold compress to the affected area or have rehabilitation treatment with a physiotherapist tokai.

I don’t know what we could call this exercise – perhaps the Tummy Button or Tummy Button Flex! Maybe we could call it the Umbilicus exercise (the scientific name for the tummy button).

Eventually this pain started affecting other limbs as well, especially my elbows. I now have permanent damage from my gout episodes, and there was no need for this to happen! Stupid doctors missed the fact that I had gout, even though I had all the risk factors… Male, middle-aged, overweight, and had previously had gout.

I was shown into a room and asked to put on a hospital gown and lie on the bed. I was told that a registered nurse would come and remove the catheter. After a nerve racking wait the nurse finally appeared and prepared to remove the catheter. I prepared myself for a painful experience.The nurse then asked me to take a deep breath and while I was distracted quickly removed the catheter. It was all over. A long thin plastic tube emerged from within me. I was thankful she did it quickly.

If you are ever concerned for your babies health do contact your doctor or health visitor. Reflexology is a brilliant technique but should not replace medical treatments prescribed for your baby without first discussing this with your doctor.