Sunday, April 20, 2008

Hip Pain: Update

My hip pain got worse over the course of the past week, to a point where it hurt to walk and it hurts to sleep on it. When I realized that rolling onto it caused pain on this past Tuesday night, I decided a trip to the doctor was in order. I saw the doc on Friday morning, where he took x-rays, moved it around, and gave it a good look-over. We saw that I have a small bone spur on my hip, but he doesn't think that's what's causing the problem, and he thinks it's a muscle that I pulled hardcore. So instead of taking 2 Advil liqui-gels every 4 hours, I'm taking 2 Aleve twice a day. The Aleve seems to be helping a little bit, though it still hurts to walk and stuff. Without going onto crutches (which he said might help, which I'm NOT doing), there really isn't much of a way to rest a hip.

So I took off Friday and Saturday, and I'm taking off today, with the hopes of starting back up at the gym tomorrow. I need to get a bathing suit so I can swim (which should be gentler to the hip) and I'll continue to ride the exercise bike (which doesn't seem to bother my hip too much), avoiding the elliptical until it doesn't hurt to walk. And, I'll be using the whirlpool at the gym after my workouts, which should also help. On a side note, I'm even more frustrated with my hand, as taking 2 Aleve twice daily doesn't seem to help it too still hurts to play video games and stuff...

Monday, April 07, 2008

I <3 My Joints

My hip has been hurting, and for once I'm not sure why. I've had hip pain sporadically over the last year or so, which I've attributed to doing too much at the gym, usually on the elliptical. A little heat, a little "Vitamin I," and a little rest is all it usually takes to make it better. I still think that this bout of hip pain is related to doing too much at the gym, but now it seems delayed and seems to be taking longer to feel better. I haven't worked out since Thursday evening, having taken off the weekend because I wasn't feeling well and I took off today since my hip is still hurting (it's been hurting since Saturday) and I'm exhausted from not sleeping well last night (which may be related to the fact that I haven't worked out since Thursday...).

I wish I had normal joints. Between my shoulders (which are doing well for now, but I'll need to ensure to keep them strong for the rest of my life, lest I dislocate either again, as I did not too long ago), my ankle (fused), my hand problems, and now my hip, I'm beginning to think I just can't win...maybe I SHOULD try to get back in the pool...