The New Normal: The Injury Series 2.0
how many ways can I work on my injuries at one time?
How are all these things helping me? Writing is my life's passion, so I'm thrilled to be writing at any given moment. The heat on my neck helps ease the discomfort from the disc degeneration in my cervical spine--the root cause of my thoracic back pain. The yoga ball helps me work on my core (which is weak and possibly contributing to both injuries). The golf ball is for my heel pain. Is it a nerve? Is it plantar fasciitis? Is it some other tendon? A cyst? All of the above? It's difficult to say. I'm currently receiving treatment from CORA Physical Therapy. Slowly but surely, it's getting a little better.
When dealing with multiple injuries, multitasking is not always an option. Sometimes the nature of the injuries force you to slow things down, take them one at a time.
Honestly, I think that's part of the message I'm meant to receive in the midst of of all this:
And I have to an extent. But I'm also tired of resting. Sometimes my back pain required that I lay flat with no other distractions. That's really challenging for me. I like multitasking, so laying flat on my back is not productive. Except that's a myth. If I'm healing, that's being productive.
Then there's the heel pain. After much reflection, I recognized that it didn't "suddenly" pop up in September. For about two years now, I've woken up with heel pain first thing in the morning, but then it never bothered me any other time.
SO I IGNORED IT.
Which was not wise. Because the back pain was extreme, and the heel pain was mild to moderate, my back took precedence. Now I've been able to focus on the heel pain in PT. At home, I continue my exercises for both the back and the heel.