Tuesday, August 23, 2011
As some of you may know, I see a Chiropracator regularly. Mostly because of my lower back and right hip. Since I was 6 months old. The muscle that holds my right hip tends to rotate my hip outward. You see, when standing, my toes should both be facing forward... when my hip is out, my right toe is facing off to the right. When this happens, my lower back and hip hurt every time I walk.
This past week it has flared up something aweful! I usually see my Chiro every 2 weeks, but I have had to see him the past two weeks in a row. Monday morning I woke up and immediatly had pain in my lower back and hip every time I took a step. Then when I sat down, I could feel the pain... so I had to see the doc again... less than a week from the last appointment.
My hip was more than 3/4 of an inch out of place. When it's that far, my siatic nerve hurts something aweful... and I can't do ANYTHING without pain. He asked me if I did some running, biking or "falling".... lol and I said no. I have done nothing.... so the next thing was the way I slept... and it could possibly be the position I was sleeping in. He suggested that I have a small pillow between my knees while I sleep to keep the hips straight.
Last night I did that for the first time and I felt better. Today I had a goal to go for a bike ride after work. As long as the lower back and hips were good, then I would try it. All day I made the consious effort to keep the back straight and not to twist it. It was a bit sore, but I could walk with ease. I got to work around 6:00 this morning, and by 3:30 I was just about ready to go home and ride... when a problem arose and I had to solve the issue before I could leave. I didn't get out of there till 4:45.
The back was getting sore, and I started to limp because the hip hurt. URGH... You can't imagine how frustrated I am,. I have been dealing with this issue all of my life, and I wish it could just go away. Thinking that loosing 50 lbs would help. NOPE.
So I get home around 5:10 and realize that I have to get some groceries. Jon wasn't home yet.. so much for my bike ride! I just hate to get a late start on my exercise and by the time I eat dinner it's after 8:00. So frustrating... this is one of my battles.
Now I am sitting on the couch typing this, waiting for the motrin to kick in. I feel that this summer has been totally not what I had planned and it is just about over! I need to start running again because there is another 5k race I want to run..
Okay - that's enough of my problems now... gonna get some sleep and hope tomorrow is a better day and I can get some riding done.