Sunday, May 11, 2014
Well, finally found out what has been causing off and on problems with my left leg. It would hurt, it would stiffen up - and this has been going on since last fall. I thought it was sciatica, but it was isolated in one spot. Walking too much or standing on concrete bothered me, but rowing, bicycling did not. I was so frustrated! I was beginning to think I was going to have to live with this forever!
Finally asked the doctor this week when I went for my annual physical. I should have gone sooner - she knew exactly what it was. She said she most often sees it in people who go oversees where they have a lot of stairs. She asked a lot of questions, moved and poked around on my leg..... I have a particular type of bursitis in the area where my quad muscle attaches - it's an overuse injury.
I am so relieved that I at least know what it is now. She said it is a long slow process to get it to go away, but it will go away. Certain things I have to avoid - no step ups, no leg extensions, no one legged balance movements. I have been being really careful that last few days since I now know what will irritate it - it is feeling better already!
So - I have learned my lesson. First - more is not better. Second - go to the doctor sooner when there is a problem!