Damaged muscles diagnosis
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Today I learned it's an excellent idea to keep a running journal. Spark is amazing to offer this blog to us! :) My hips have been bothering me for quite some time. I started going to the chiropracter about 5 or 6 weeks ago. I'm not getting any better so yesterday we started discussing what else could be keeping me from getting better. Let me explain.
I have a twisted pelvis. He's been working on me 3 times a week getting everything back in place. Last week I went on Monday. He told me to come back the following Monday (May 6th) instead of the usual 3 days per week. On Monday (May 6th) we started discussing why I'm not getting better and what could've caused it. What we determined is that possibly boot camp last May, may have injured some muscles and they have not fully recovered (or the scar tissue from the injury) is causing my muscles to not hold my bones in place like they should. Makes total sense. So I went back through spark and found a blog titled "I'm not 12... I've got to stop acting like it" or something along those lines and sure enough, there I talk about my hip being out of whack. It's not 100% certainty that that is the problem but a very high probability. I started the"squat challenge" on April 22. You heard of it? I was feeling better but I wasn't 100% healed and I really think now that was a bad idea. I made it to half of day 13 - 130 squats. That was Saturday. Monday my hips were KILLING ME!! I've just got to not go at this weight loss thing 1000% LOL! I need to take smaller baby steps. I keep hurting myself and then taking 3 steps backward. I have my alarm on my phone for every hour to get up and do hip flexor stretches while I am at work. I tend to not realize how long I've been sitting in this chair. Absolutely NO crossing of the legs EVER! No one should EVER do this hurt or not. Soaking in the bath at night before bed in epsom salt. Sleeping on my back with pillows under the knees (this one is WAY tougher than it sounds!) Do not do anything for a particular amount of time ie sitting standing etc. Move around. Sit. Stand. Mix it up. Absolutely NO hard impact stuff. No jogging or running, only walking. Sitting at work has probably caused these muscles to shorten (long explanation) I've also done some research on it and massage therapy can help break up scar tissue so... I'm thinking I need a massage for Mother's Day! LOL!
The other possibility is a ruptured disk in my back. The only way to know that is to get an MRI. SO... for now I will follow his instructions with stretching the muscles and pray.