Monday, November 15, 2010
I woke up this morning with a very sore joint. The muscles around this joint are extremely sensitive, too.
It is affecting almost everything I do today. Not making certain movements impossible, but painful.
What has caused this! I exercise this joint approximately 40 minutes every day. I don't remember to stretch afterwards.
I will try icing and, if that doesn't help, I will use heat.
I'm not sure how to prevent this happening again as I will need to continue the exercise in the future.
I'm sure I will be unable to do ANY type of house work for at least a week.
Did I forget to tell you which joint is affected?
It's my left thumb! It's from turning the pages on my Nook while I use my stepmaster machine or exercycle! I will be taking a four hour plane flight Wednesday and will be using the Nook. I will need to remember to switch hands.
As a side note, I once worked for a doctor who would tell women who had pain in their hands to soak them in hot water 3 times a day after meals. I told him he should tell men the same thing, but he wouldn't!
Keep your fingers and toesies warm, Sparkies! Hugs!