September 27, 2008
After a few days of improvement, my leg is sore again, at 7 in the morning, before I've even done anything useful with myself (the Y doesn't open until 8). Why? There are so many variables. Spinning with too much resistance yesterday; standing (albeit in the boot) for a couple hours during band practice; involuntarily tapping my booted foot to keep time. Or maybe something I did the day before yesterday, or before that even. Who knows? I question the cause of every little bit of relief as well as every new setback. My clients constantly ask "what causes this" about their muscle pain and dysfunction, and my answer is, usually, "everything you ever did in your entire life," meaning probably not any one thing but a combination of lots of things, plus biomechanical stuff, plus inexplicable misfortune. Yet here I am, demanding to know the cause of everything, in the hope of controlling it somehow.
I'd planned to attend a week-long sports-massage certification workshop this coming week, already cleared the time off with the chiro's office and everything, but I'm beginning to have second thoughts. 37 hours of standing, walking, carrying heavy stuff, sitting, driving with no control over the schedule may not be good for the leg, even if I wear the walking boot 24/7. Throughout this whole debacle I've not been able (rather, not felt entitled) to take time off work to rest my leg and see if that helps. Maybe, just maybe, if I had a week in which I didn't have to stand up for long periods at a time, and in which I could sit down any time I wanted, I could finally turn the corner with this thing.
Posted by joe positive at September 27, 2008 7:14 AM
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