First were the knees. I have dislocated my right knee several times, even had surgery on it, so when it starts to ache, I get nervous. I finally went to the doctor’s office, and it was just osteoarthritis. Dr. DaSilva gave me a prescription for Voltaren-XR, and it’s helped a lot.
When I started working out, I was just getting over hip bursitis. Every so often, I’ll still have some hip pain. I try to stretch well after each workout and keep an eye on the hip, which is also my right side.
Add to the mix, a tendency for plantar fasciitis. I’ll finally think I’m rid of it, then one day in bad shoes or standing a lot, and bam, it’s back!
The latest ache? Elbows! Not sure what it is or what’s causing it, but they are often tender. We’re trying to isolate what exercise(s) is causing it, and for now, I’m not doing a lot of planks, push ups or pull ups.
If you’re like me, you have your own set of aches and pains. And if you’re like me, it’s the mental thing that holds you back, not always the pain. I’ll be so exited about the progress I’m making at the gym, then out of no where comes a pain, and I have to pull back. Or I’m so scared that my knee will blow out, I become cautious and pull back.
Check out this great article from Fitness. It talks about coping strategies and pain solutions. Good stuff.