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Ow.

Last Friday, I did lower body at the gym. I had a great time, pushed myself, etc. So, my legs were sore. As usual, two days later, they hurt like hell. I also noticed that my back was sore, but it seemed like part of the package. Today, the legs are mostly better. The back, however, is much worse. I've had to cancel my plans for today because I can't move well enough to put pants on, let alone drive. So now I am sitting in my chair sweating like crazy - I suspect the heat is making it worse. My lovely lizardlove is gone to get me robaxacet, and possibly ice cream. I am loved. And also a dumbass. Ow.

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50_ft_queenie
Jul. 3rd, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
Is it your lower back, right where it meet your hips? If so, that hurts like a bitch. I injured my SI joint about 6 weeks ago, and it's still healing. If you have ice packs, start icing the painful area ASAP to quell the muscle inflamation.
curgoth
Jul. 3rd, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
It starts there and goes up about a hand length - I can feel the size and shape of the muscle I overexerted. I've got a heat pack on it now, which seems to be helping. I may switch to ice later on, though.
50_ft_queenie
Jul. 3rd, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
When I hurt my back, my first instinct was put heat on it too. My chiro told me that an injured muscle is inflamed, and heat pools blood near the inflammation, which is not good. Ice reduces the inflammation, which is why I've spent many happy hours these past weeks sitting on an ice pack. ;P
curgoth
Jul. 3rd, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
And really, ice would make a lot more sense given the oppressive heat an humidity in here...
webby
Jul. 3rd, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC)
having said area as an ongoing problem, please please please PLEASE ice and stretch. do not heat. It makes it worse.
curgoth
Jul. 4th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
I gave up on the heat pack - it was killing me. Now I'm on ice pack rotations and hoping liz will bring robaxacet in time for me to take some without having to worry about driving tomorrow.
mycrazyhair
Jul. 3rd, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
Ouch. Good luck, hon. Hope you're feeling better soon.
curgoth
Jul. 4th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
Thanks.
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