Friday, April 11, 2014
I have been waiting for several weeks to start physical therapy for some pain I have been in for several months before I started trying to get fit. It turns out that my lack of flexibility has created some problems with my fitness routine.
I have inflammation in my lower back and severe inflammation in my piriformis on the left side and beginning to feel it on the right now as well. On top of that I have severe weakness in my hips so that will be dealt with as well. Here is hoping that I am successful with this round of physical therapy and that I will be able to exercise the way I can picture myself moving instead of what my body allows.
So for about 6 weeks I will be exercising for only 5 days a week instead of 6 and doing physical therapy 1 day a week with Joy.
Joy is awesome and she helped me to regain stability and balance in my core so that I could reach a point where I was able exercise again. This is going to be a long road but unlike before I can actually see how well it will turn out if I follow the plan.
As a side note for people who are curious my physical therapist told me that a lot of knee and ankle pain is from having weak hip muscles. So if you are like me and struggling with pain in these areas you can try hip strengthening exercises and don’t forget to stretch, don’t forget that flexibility is so very important.