Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ouchies

I expected some soreness the day after my return to the gym because I hadn't been there for several weeks. Boy-o-boy was I right on that. Gotta' hate it when it hurts to life the arms up to brush hair. LOL. I went back again today and did a little better on the push-up front (10, 8, 5).

I don't think my arms will be too sore tomorrow. Which is good because...

The PT exercises are targetting the vastus medialis which is weak on my left leg and is contributing to the knee tracking issue. The initial strengthening exercises that I was given from PT didn't seem like they were too bad...until the next day. Today my muscle was quivering when I did the exercises. At least I know the correct muscle is being worked!

And it's a good thing I don't have PT tomorrow because...

Went in for my 2nd Euflexxa injection today. Each time this causes a bit of pain and swelling for about 24-48hrs. I don't think it hurts as much as it did last week at this time, but it's definately sore. Only one more injection to go.

17 comments:

  1. Oh, I love/hate that can't-lift-my arms-to-brush-my-hair feeling! Way to go on those pushups.

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  2. Good luck on your return to the gym. I hope it gets at the root of your knee pain.

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  3. I was always amazed at how sore I was after PT when I thought I was doing nothing.

    Good luck on the return to the gym. I know that soreness you speak of but have not experienced it in a long long time.

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  4. Good job on getting back to the gym. I so need to do that. Hope all the PT does it's job.

    MCM Mama

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  5. Hi Lisa,
    PT huh? Great job at the gym my friend!!!

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  6. I too love that sore arm feeling, but when I am trying to do my hair and I can't keep my arms up for very long it is quite annoying! LOL.

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  7. I hate the sore arms after a good workout, yet love them all the same. Great job on the pushups. Hope the PT and exercises work out for you.

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  8. I have been known to want to cut all my long thick hair off so I don't have to do anything to it when my arms are really sore. Good for you getting back to the gym!

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  9. Sounds like the PT will fix you right up..

    Injections, does not sound like fun..

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  10. Making feel motivated to do some strength and conditioning work again.

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  11. Makin' me feel guilty! I haven't hit the weights since I'd ramped up the running :)

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  12. All that ouchie-ness will be worth it soon. Keep up the good work, you are on the road to recovery.

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  13. Hope the soreness goes away soon!

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  14. I am very impressed with your attitude and that when something goes wrong, you find a solution and get to fixing it. I hope the PT helps the knee quickly :-)

    That's a good soreness, right ;-)

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  15. Sounds like you are on your way....!

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