Hobbling Around...

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Woke up this morning.

    Sat on edge of bed.

    Stretched right arm.

    Pulled right leg muscle.

    I have no idea how that could happen, but it did.

    Major project for me to just get from room to room.

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/6508990_f520.jpg

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LOL  I shouldn't laugh at your misfortune, but your pic is just so perfect I can't help it. smile

      Buck up, Paradigm - those of us in our "senior" years find this kind of excitement and wonder every day.  You have lots of company.

  2. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago

    Yep.  I hobble around every day.   Am sorry to hear you do the same, paradigmsearch.   But at least we're movin', right?  No matter how slowly.....

  3. brakel2 profile image79
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    I know the feeling. When u get up, you have to be careful 'till body is in sync. It will recover if u can walk it off. Get better fast!

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Thanks, all.

    I'm a firm believer in perspective. HP sure does take care of us though. Check out the hub of the day they picked. Just for me. big_smile

    Two ibuprofen down. Topping off with aspirin and Coca Cola. I should be a happy camper pretty quickly now...

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, PDS, you need a long hot soak in the bath to relax your muscles!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That's a good idea.

        The way the pain was so bad at first, I thought I might be in some serious trouble. However, my hobble speed has already doubled from when I first got up.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, but remember that you've taken pain killers, so the pain may be numbed but you still have the injury. Don't run before you can walk (pardon the pun) Have a nice hot bath, soak those muscles and then just take it easy.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            There are naps in my future today.

  5. Sally's Trove profile image80
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    It must be the season...I woke up a couple of days ago with back pain, something I haven't experienced for years and years. Have no idea how it happened. Finally I took 2 Aleve this morning, which hasn't helped much. Will have a Reiki session this afternoon from my wonderful daughter. Here's hoping we all get relief sooner than later!

  6. brakel2 profile image79
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    Tell me about that therapy. I want it.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image80
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You might find this interesting...from my daughter's Reiki Master...

      http://www.janetemmert.com/what-is-reiki.html

  7. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Alas, depression has set in for some reason...

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It' possible you may have trapped a nerve rather than pulled a muscle, in which case the pain and hobbling may subside as quickly as it started.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Concluded my first nap. Just feeling twinges and/or dull aches now and am back up to 80% of normal speed. Cup of coffee seems to be alleviating wherever that depression came from. Who knows? I might even do something productive today.

  8. Greekgeek profile image90
    Greekgeekposted 5 years ago

    Aaaaaaand I slept wrong so the right shoulder is punishing me with great pain. (Arthritis is a mean roommate.)

    Let us form a string quartet! Except that right now I don't think I could hold a fiddle compared to what you're going through.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Genetically speaking, it's a pretty good bet that is what's next for me...



      I feel a song coming on... big_smile

  9. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    It can happen.  Any number of strange physical reactions are possible......because the arm bone's connected to the hip bone, the hip bone's connected to the leg bone, the leg bone's connected to the foot bone.....and everything is held together by muscle and ligaments and fibers and nerves etc etc.........and the spinal column is the center of attraction of the entire body.....Did you never hear that song?  You're probably too young....But trust me, aside from the silly song, it really is true!
    I sneezed while driving one day....and by the time I got home, I was in the most excruciating shoulder and neck pain of my life.....worse than whip-lash.....It required 10 visits to the chiropractor, massage, rest and medication.....ONE LITTLE SNEEZE.   Go figure.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I wonder if diet can cause muscle spasms. Too much or too little of something...

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
        Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Salt! Or least that's what my mother used to tell me.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks! While researching salt, I discovered that low potassium can also be a cause. I've added bananas to my food list... There have been other incidents in the past, but nothing like this morning's. How about that? This problem may just have been solved... smile

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
            Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            When I was a kid, I had the most fantastic pair of roller skates. I also used to get the worst cramp in my ankle, my mother swore blind it was because I refused salt on my meals. I think it was the roller skates, my mother still believes it was because I didn't consume enough salt.

            Anyway, what I should have said earlier is that a lack of salt ;if there is such a thing, which I doubt considering how much is already in our food, is believed to be, according to my mother- the culprit when it comes to muscle spasms.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image89
              paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Darn thing is still really sore. No sudden moves allowed for paradigmsearch...

              Btw, your page on one of my blogs had 2 hits today. If it keeps up, I'll have to go back and tack on some referral trackers.

              1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
                Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Is the hub in question still here though, PDS? I do intend to write more here, and I had made an effort to write much more detailed, quality hubs. But alas, Google slapped me anyway. sad

                1. paradigmsearch profile image89
                  paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Thank you for asking that! I'll go check your links.

                  1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
                    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Sorry, I didn't think, I should have mentioned it earlier.

  10. Hollie Thomas profile image61
    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago

    Actually, when my sister was on dialysis she had to have a very low potassium diet, and she always had cramps.

  11. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    And I discovered that fish has potassium, and I've actually got some of that.

  12. Sally's Trove profile image80
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    If any of you are interested...just had that Reiki session about three hours ago. It let me take a short walk with the dog, later, an incredible improvement over the last few days.

    I'm not saying this is a cure; it is not. But it is a way of alleviating tension, and we all know that when we have pain, just the thought of the pain can tense us up and make things worse. This was a 20-minute time of total relaxation guided by Reiki principles, followed by a hot shower and assisted stretching.

    Although I took some Aleve earlier in the day (which I hated to do, because I take no medication unless it's needed to save my life), it had worn off before the Reiki session. I don't think I'll take any more tonight.

  13. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Whatever you do, para, do NOT stretch your left arm anytime soon!
    lol lol

 
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