|Melanie took this of me on the Thursday hike|
Today I went walking with the ladies at one of our favorite places, Lake Padden, and the dozen or so of us started off at a brisk clip. I noticed that I had a little discomfort in my right hip, nothing too unusual (at my age aches and pains often go unremarked upon), but before I had gone even a half mile, I realized that it wasn't letting up. In fact, it was getting more noticeable. Once around the lake is 2.6 miles, and by the time I'd gone two of those miles, I was holding on to my friend Lily's arm on the downhill sections. And I was limping as well.
So we only went around once and then headed off to have a nice breakfast. I notice that I can walk up and down steps and pretty much get around without too much pain, but the area of the right piriformis muscle seems to be inflamed. I can walk just fine as long as I don't try to take too long a stride. I came home and did some stretches on the hip and wonder just what caused all this. Maybe it was something I did in yoga class yesterday? But strangely it only began to hurt once I tried to walk fast. Sitting here in my chair I feel no pain at all.
This is very annoying and is cutting into my daily step count, not to mention giving me a nagging feeling that it might not just clear up magically. I'll keep you posted, natch.
hope it's just a minor glitch in your giddy-up. I don't know if you care at all about essential oils, I know some people consider them voo-doo but I occasionally use geranium oil on my sciatica pain. Have no idea how it works, but if I use it at night when I feel a twinge, I feel great the next day.ReplyDelete
Oh, so sorry to hear. Hope it heals fast. Be sure to let us know how you're doing! Sending healing thoughts.ReplyDelete
Oh that's a bummer! Hopefully its something that can be cured with a little rest and "vitamin I" :)ReplyDelete
I can relate. While I can't walk long distances any more, I remember how bummed I felt when I had a minor ache every so often when I could go the distance. This too will pass. You know how to treat this, right?ReplyDelete
I hope it is something that goes away as quickly as it came. I have arthritis in my hip now, so sudden hitches or grabs are rather common, but so far no prolonged pain.ReplyDelete
I hope that you recover quickly. Since you're in excellent condition you should be okay. Acute conditions get us guessing about too much!ReplyDelete
Hope your piriformis wrinkle clears up quickly!ReplyDelete
Walk slower! AND don't overdo until it clears up! Pretty photo and your hair is still a little purple! :):)ReplyDelete
Sure hope your hip is a temporary thing and you are fine all ready. My hip will give me fits if I sleep on it wrong. Otherwise it is sound. Hope yours is just as simple.ReplyDelete
Hah ... a problem familiar to all of us! I've found the only cure is rest and stretching, then lighter-than-usual exercise. Trouble is, I don't know if you ever do lighter-than-usual!ReplyDelete
I hope it's just a glitch! Yes--keep us posted, please. :)ReplyDelete
Mom's leg pain went away after that emergency trip to the hospital. We have no idea what caused it, but she's fine now. I'm hoping your pain will go away easily too. It's so aggravating that these things pop up out of nowhere.ReplyDelete
Nice photo of you. I love your scarf. If you feel pain, perhaps you should rest instead of exercise.ReplyDelete
I feel your pain. I injured myself twice in my early 60's when I was still training for and running races. I never knew the moment I hurt the muscle but by the next day, I couldn't even walk fast. Crossing the street in a timely fashion was difficult! That piriformis takes time to heal, unfortunately. (It's literally a pain in the butt!) Good photo of you.ReplyDelete
Ah yes... This was where it happened. I forgot. I'm in California right now visiting with Art's sister and brother-in-law.ReplyDelete