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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.
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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!

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    awww man I'm sorry to hear this!!

    RICE and you'll be back at it soon!
    2818 days ago
    Take it easy women!! Hope it heals fast for you, I know how frustrating it can be to not be able to do something. But you better take care of that and slow down and rest it.
    2818 days ago
    Muscles relaxers are for muscles that are tense and not pulled. They also don't work on problems that doctors think are tense but messed up because they are out of place. They put me on muscle relaxers for my knee and it made it go out of joint because it relaxed the muscles too much and I just needed to get it replaced. Which I did and now I don't have that problem any more. Praying for you and rest it until it is better..
    2819 days ago
    I hope it heals up quickly!
    2819 days ago
    I hope it gets better soon...ouch!
    2819 days ago
    Does not sound fun! Sorry to hear that but take care of yourself! Heal quickly!
    2819 days ago
    I so know what you mean being sidelined with an injury. I have had a long time hip flexor (15 years) problem finally being taken care of when I got a hamstring injury!! I have been banned from kick boxing and any high impact workouts!! Can't get my heart rate up doing low impact, I can tell you. Fortunately, I can still do my elliptical, which helps! I am also still waiting for my broken arm to heal (since Feb 1st) and am waiting for an elbow replacement.
    Hope you can heal faster then me and get back to it. At least I can still do my Curves workouts.
    Can you get someone else to saddle Biff for you? And use the mounting block!
    Hope your Tuesday gets better!!
    Take care of yourself!!
    2819 days ago
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