I think I’m at risk of jinxing myself, but I have some awesome news… a massage took away my hamstring pain!! OMG, right?? I went to see the sport massage therapist again. Initially, I was a bit confused about the whole process because when I saw her the first time I thought I was getting a massage. I showed up in flip flops (GASP!!!) and comfy “athletic” wear waiting for the hands of magic. I did not get hands of magic. I got a PT type evaluation and some exercises prescribed to me. That was good, because she was figuring out what was wrong, but where’s the massage I was so looking forward to?? 😉 My therapist also talked about some areas other than my glutes, like my ankles and calves. I know everything is connected, but I was a bit unsure where this was going.
When I went back to see her on Monday, I got a complete and thorough massage. She did a lot of evaluation on different muscles and how my pain and strength reacted to different actions and then she hit the spot! Just pressing on one muscle stopped the hamstring pain!! HALLELUJAH! I think she did some myofascial release on those areas. Honestly I was just laying there with my eyes closed, wincing at the pain here and there so I don’t know exactly what was going on.
After an hour session with her, she put some KT tape on my leg/knee and I was good to go. I also have an extra pain on the right side, which I think is a pulled hamstring which has been irritable for a few weeks now, so I think that is a fix for that situation. As you can tell, I pay VERY close attention when I go to see doctors. (so bad)
I was SHOCKED when I woke up on Tuesday and went for a run… and had NO hamstring pain. Holy smokes, it was un-freaking-believable!! Sadly, I did still have have tight glutes, but we are working on that, and I am getting a plan for that. I’m just **thrilled** to have part of this issue solved!
So, here’s to moving forward with my pains and getting rid of them!!
And to wrap it up, here’s some fun pictures I took over the weekend. Follow me on Instagram to catch this exciting stuff live!
And finally, a fun conversation I had with my husband yesterday who was doing some landscape removal in 90 degree weather with the kids…
Q: Had any Hallelujah happenings you’d like to share??
Q: Ever have a sports massage? Was it beneficial?
Q: Lawncare – do it yourself, or do you have a service?
I have a sexy lawn boy. I call him Alan 😉