Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hairy Legs and Bad Hips

It's true!  I have been putting it off for a week a few days and I finally break down and do it and the next day I have to wear pants!  That's what I love about winter and the necessity of shaving.  The hair keeps you warmer.

I originally went to the doctor complaining about my knees.  I could not take it anymore.  It was too much.  I wanted to cry.  My doctor gave me two referrals:  Ortho and PT.  Well of course the PT came through first.  I went...begrudgingly.  Like my doc, the therapist suspect my hips over my knees.  Seriously?  Are you even hearing me!?  I am telling you it is my KNEES.  They are what's hurting.  My hips are fine thank you very much!  But what?  You want to check my range of motion in my hips?  Well if you must...Wow, really?  I saw it with my own eyes
At first I explained the lack of range with I must have tightened up and resisted because he didn't tell me what he was going to do.  Of course, the next day when I went to put on my shoes and socks, it dawned on me that I did what I always do with the right leg.  I pulled it up and set it on the other leg to put on the shoes and socks.  Okay...let me test this.  Foot down.  Now...come up here foot.  Bring it home leg!  I got it about half way and I couldn't do it.  What the heck!?  Isn't hip trouble supposed to come when you are OLD!?
However, there are some that I would rather just skip.  Because they hurt.  He empathized and agreed that yes they do hurt.  I told him that since starting these exercises, my knees are hurting less, but now my hips hurt.  He told me this was normal as I am retraining the muscles and moving the weight to the center.  Cool that I remember that.  I still don't like it though.  And I still have to see the ortho to see just what is going on with my knees hips.  The therapist told me something that I thought was so interesting.  For me anyway.  He was talking about the progression of my therapy and how he would only use exercises that were appropriate for my needs.  Hmmmm...so all that stuff about ask your doctor...well you should, but if you can see a physical therapist.  That is their specialty.  Not only that, they will give you exercises that will benefit you.  And some that will torture challenge you.
What are your ailments?

12 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh the joys of physical therapy . . . I'm all too aware of bummer joints. I hope the pt helps! Good luck!!!

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blueviolet said...

I'm just now starting to feel weird hip pains when I drive for a long time. Geez, I hate age! And bones. And bodies. I hate it all.

Nikki said...

oh no I hope you feel better! Yoga is really good for stuff like that and very gentle too. LOL the first one cracked me up!! lol cause I do that too! It totally does keep you warm!

mormonhermitmom said...

I don't run because my knees start to hurt. Well, my lungs burn before the knees do but that's for another reason. :)

Shelley said...

Haha I love the picture of the lady on the ground. Sorry about your hips!!

Linda Medrano said...

Do the PT. It really will help. I've had a "frozen shoulder" three times and going to PT cured it (oh and cortisone shots too).

Snuggle Wasteland said...

Hmmmm. My knees have been acting up lately. Now you've got me thinking about getting a PT consult.

Emmy said...

Sorry :( Hopefully it will all help in the end.

Cherie said...

I cannot wait till I can not shave my legs - LOL - I go a long time in the winter -ha ha.
Sorry about your hip -that sounds painful. Do your exercised you do not want surgery - good luck!

Amy said...

Ugh! I had to do pt when I was pregnant, and it was hard! I finally convinced them to let me do it in a pool, and though it was still hard, it was a whole lot easier. Try that way. But whether or not you make it to the pool, I hope it feels better soon!

KK said...

I have the joints of an 80 year old!