Muscle relaxers do NOT work on pulled muscles
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Unfortunately, I found this out the hard way last night as the muscle relaxer I took did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to my pulled pectoral muscle and it kept me awake most of the night.
I didn't do one thing in particular, but it just worked up to it. I believe it started Tuesday putting the heavy western saddle on Biff. I put it on from the off side thinking it would be easier on the bursitis arm..hah. It is not a normal muscle flow to put the saddle on from the wrong side. So I'm sure I started straining it that day. When I got on him a few minutes later, I felt this stabbing pain in the right shoulder area.
Then during the week I would get major stabbing pains doing simple average things. Then reaching for a bowl on the top shelf really did me in Sunday night. Monday morning I felt fine, did my 2.2 miles on the hills, then about 1/2 hour after that talk about major pain. Totally slowed me down, didn't want to do ANYTHING but mope and unfortunately I did!
Went to the chiro and he said it was a pulled pectoral, maybe even slightly torn, take it easy. So I leave and about 1/2 hour later I feel much better. Threw the english saddle up on Biff. Contemplated using the mounting block, then said nah. uh... I should have... stabbing pain as soon as my leg swung over the saddle. grrrr
I know, I know.. all my fault. Thankfully my bursitis is almost gone and I can at least lift one arm over my head. Had to be very slow washing my hair! augh.
Tonight is strength training at Curves and I'm not going. Right now there are 2 machines I am not doing yet due to the Bursitis, but I cannot do 5 other machines because of the pec muscle, so that leaves only 4 to work on and what's the point? I'll just do my own strength training that I can.
oooh I am so mad that this happened....
Well.. off to play catchup for being gone for a week. Hope everyone is fairing better than I am today!