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Old 06-17-2018, 04:53 PM
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All you treadle machiners, tell me true. If I get a treadle will it help my legs. I have poor circulation and need to walk each day or my legs ache to the point that I can't sleep. Will treadling help?
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:01 PM
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I'm sure it will help because the movement and action of working the treadle will help the blood flow. Unfortunately no fitness app will put treadle sewing as a possible exercise.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:36 PM
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It might be a fun addition to your walking program but I don't think it would be a replacement. Piecing quilts involves mostly short lengths therefore it's lots of start, stop, start, stop.

The only time I did enough treadling to qualify as exercise was when I sewed for several hours every day for three weeks straight. I was in a rush to finish some rag quilts for last minute Christmas gifts. My calves would be sore by the end of the day but would be fine the next morning.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:42 PM
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I also have leg problems. I've increased my B and magnesium amounts Plus I've started using lemongrass oil in the calf muscles. You can also use it on the bottom of your feet.
P.S. I'm diabetic.
Somebody I know pieced a whole top in a weekend and s did to much ending in Lots of pain.....so if you do pace yourself.
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Old 06-18-2018, 03:24 AM
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A number of people use their treadle machinrs for FMQ- you’d probably get more exercise that way since there are fewe srarts and stops. Check out Tim Lattimer’s fmq videos on Youtube, nad thereks a woman who does gorgeous embroidery on her treadle...cankt remember her name now,...

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I've had restless legs since I had two transfusions when I was 12. I suffered for 54 years with the pain, embarasment and agony. Finally my brother, 4 years younger, also came down with restless legs and found a Dr. in Calif who did NOT think he was nuts as mine did. He got Pramiprexiole. It is a Parkinsons med and works.

It has to be managed right. Find the right dose, as it will put you to sleep about 2 hours after taking it. So timing is essential. Decide when you want to go to sleep and it does curtail an evening out, but I never had a real evening out in the first place, so I don't mind this.

Side effects that scared me was an increase in the desire to gamble. If I have a vice it would be the ponies. But I've learned to curtail it all and limit my bets to twenty-five cents. It works.

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I have neuropathy and have had it for 7 years. I got it when I was taking chemo and it never went away. I was on gabapentin - 12 - 300 ml per day. I found something called Max PR 35. You can order it off the internet. It is a spray and it does work. I have not taken gabapentin for 5 years and all I do is use the spray when I'm in pain. Soak in a hot bath with about 3 to 4 sprays. When I get out the pain is gone. When I wake up in the morning my legs feel like they are laying in fire. After I move around some it usually goes away. If it doesn't I grab the spray. Spray some in my hands rub them together and rub on my legs. Pain is gone instantly. I can't tell you how much I love this stuff. Would not have believed it if I hadn't tried it. All of you know if it hurts bad enough you will try just about anything. I am so grateful that I found it. The guy has a FB page and the last time I bought it it was $25 per 4oz bottle but the bottle does last a long time. When I first started using it I used it every few hours and now I use it once or twice a week.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:41 AM
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I'm not sure it would replace walking for your exercise, but it would give you more exercise than just sitting and pushing the foot control.
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:39 AM
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More exercise than a hand crank too.
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