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I’m sitting here sipping my liquid magnesium (mmm…), relaxing my muscles before bed and I feel like writing a blog… However, I also have about a million other things to do before I watch Gilmore Girls at 10, so this is a quickie.
Scar update #1:
Back in November I wrote briefly about using rosehip oil (aka rosa mosqueta) on a nasty scar on my elbow. I am pleased to report that my scar has continued to improve! Now the scar is barely pink at all and it has shrunk down so that it is hardly raised anymore, only bumpy in a few places. I have barely used the rosehip oil since the summer (I never remember) and I hardly ever massage it either! It is possible that there is another explanation for the sudden healing of this old, old scar since I have done a few homeopathic cleanses since the summer and have had some constitutional acupuncture (although not to that area).
Back/knee/foot update #2:
Back pain = 0, knee pain = 0, foot pain = working on it.
Back in October I gave an update on my back pain and there have been many changes since then. In November I started seeing a physiotherapist (who also performs manipulations) because although my back pain was nearly totally gone, I still had it after running and I continued to have pain in my right arch while running.
The back pain was easily taken care of with exercises to improve my gluteals (I guess I had a flat butt? Not anymore!) and a manipulation to realign my sacroiliac joint (between base of the spine and the pelvis). Immediately my back was fine and has remained pain-free since. My foot is another issue…
I continue to have pain in my right arch while running, and we have worked on this with manipulations to my foot to correct reduced range of motion in some of the joints and now with some stretches. I have been able to increase my running time to about 12 minutes (at the end of which I have moderate pain) slowly. Running in my old, worn out shoes is better than my new shoes and I am running with my orthotics, but not using them day to day. My right foot has felt stiffer and less springy that my left for a long time now and I can already feel improvement since I’ve been seeing the physiotherapist, but I don’t feel that we have finished investigating this mystery yet…
I’m feeling frustrated about it at the moment because it is hard to see other people being able to run freely (and sometimes with horrendous form and other bad habits), but know that I am restricted. I feel that there is something deep to this issue, something on the emotional plane and that this symptom is an opportunity for me to finally resolve it. I just wish it were easier to figure it out! Wish me luck.
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