NHE wrote:danirs wrote:I find this article interesting, because it is said that at night the cortisol levels are higher. In my case for example, when i wake up in the morning i am more stiffer than ever. It takes some 10-15 minutes so my legs can be better. The other thing i can think is, that most of the relapses a human can feel in the mornings. My first symptom was early in the morning.
My legs are stiff in the morning as well. I find it helpful to stretch them before I get out of bed. While laying on my back I pull one leg up towards my chest as far as I can and hold it for a count of 20 sec. I do this with the other leg and repeat the cycle a couple of times. I find it easier to start my day doing this simple stretch. Not only does it get my knees bending, but I can also feel it stretch the back of my thigh.
That's a great stretch! I finish it off by bringing both legs up to my chest at the same time. It helped me deal with a flaring degenerated lumbar disk years ago and I still use it when my back hurts. It helps with sciatica too. Have you tried this stretch? It's a good one too.
http://healthawarenesswithyoga.blogspot ... retch.html
I do it with my knee bent...I think my leg might pop off if I didn't!