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06 October 2014 @ 07:40 pm
Pushing 40  
Yeah, yeah, aging brings aches and pains. But the last few weeks have been unreasonable in these things cropping up:

In August, I developed tennis elbow. Then I was on vacation, which helped (less typing), but I seem to have picked up a case of piriformis syndrome from my mom (I mean, maybe I got it from her genetically, but the joke here is I never had problems with my hip before but after visiting home while she was struggling with it, it cropped up for me), and recently I've developed some Achilles' tendon issue that might be related to the low-level plantar fasciitis I've had for years.

I suspect all of the lower body stuff is related to each other, but I'm still not fond of the cascade of small issues emerging in a cluster. Let's have this be it until I'm approaching 50, shall we?
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Will O'the Wispwotw on October 6th, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
Just you wait.
The Dragonpoints on October 7th, 2014 02:12 am (UTC)
I've been frantically searching through my filing cabinets trying to find my documentation and/or warranty forms with no luck - and my mother just laughs at me when I suggest she gave me a lemon and try and invoke appropriate laws for organ trade-ins. :(
harimad on October 7th, 2014 02:13 am (UTC)
A bit of advice from someone about 10 years further down that road: Don't let anyone, including yourself, fob problems off as "aging." Figure out what the issue(s) is/are then address them. Agree with your assessment that the lower-body issues are likely related. What steps have you taken so far to figure out the underlying causes?

What do you think we are, Monkeys on Sticks???goat on October 7th, 2014 06:16 am (UTC)
Yes, yes, yes. This.

As someone who has struggled with chronic health issues from a young age I can honestly say I'm healthier now than a decade ago, probably even 2. A lot of it is because I dig in to my issues and look for answers rather than accepting the status quo.
our lady of perpetual amusementdakotakym on October 7th, 2014 09:43 am (UTC)
Glitches crop up periodically for most folks, and I agree that it's worth sorting out and addressing the root causes, rather than deciding it's due to aging. My most successful approaches to what you're dealing with have been regular muscular therapy (usually weekly) until things are sorted, along with dietary changes (anti-inflammatory diet) while the soft tissue/muscular maladies heal. Sometimes other therapies like acupuncture or chiropractic are useful, too.
Wishing we lived around the corner, so it would be easy to interact in person more frequently.. though I'm only about an hour's drive north, and folks in your neck o' the woods say it's not a bad drive, if you're so inclined. You are always warmly welcomed here <3
dreams_of_wingsdreams_of_wings on October 7th, 2014 03:06 pm (UTC)
I have a couple of recommendations for especially smart and knowledgable body workers and physical therapists who might be able to help you address what's going on here. Let me know via email or what not if you want recommendations.

My experience says that getting the RIGHT PT is more important than getting just anyone.
heinleinfanheinleinfan on October 19th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
I mention this to people often, and no one seems interested; I can understand it but still I try: every consider bee venom therapy? It's of course not studied hard, like any alternative medicine, but anecdotally (including my own anecdote) it works to alleviate all kinds of joint pains.