Updates of these key body parts!
Got some highlights and trim!! Cute fall update.
I have been having problems with my upper left back, shoulder and neck for almost a year now. It started as a knot in my shoulder (rhomboids for those familiar with back anatomy!). This knot has been sore and throbbing for a few hours every morning.
Last fall he would come and go, so I thought it was just something I was doing in my lifestyle that was bothering me, maybe pushing the stroller or leaning forward on the peloton a lot.
I never wanted to go to the doctor because the pain wasn’t from an injury or a one-time thing that I could pinpoint accurately. I assumed the doctor would send me to physical therapy, which I eventually ended up with. And MRI machines are expensive.
K tape trial.
This is what I tried:
Knots flickering came and went for a few months. My massage therapist, Ainslee, was helpful in temporarily improving it. Ainslee is a godsend and the best massage therapist ever! She knows a lot about soft tissue anatomy and helped me think about what could be causing the pain. I always felt better after the massage, but the pain will return in time.
I tried acupuncture which was terrible. I hate needles, so even the appointment was important to me, but I really wanted someone to insert a needle in my pain. However, with acupuncture, you can target qi and so my acupuncturist pushed a needle into my country palm, palm.
It was very painful because I lay there for 45 minutes with a throbbing thumb. It also didn’t work (maybe with the frequent visits she would have so I don’t want to knock acupuncture in general). At about this time, the pain moved from my shoulder to my neck, so the acupuncture may have done something. I couldn’t go back because it was such a bad experience.
An old friend from football was recommended to dry needle, so I went to see Dr. Jacob”GTGoedken, DC. Dr. Getty knows a lot about the body and his practice range includes dry needling, chiropractic, chiropractic and active care rehabilitation.
I bravely tried dry needle which helped a lot. It’s not fun at all but if you have a needle in an area where there is pain, it’s almost welcome, if it makes sense. They make the tissue like Swiss cheese so the body can send healing to the area and reset it. I got more used to it over time, although the rotator cuff procedure was a great experience!
Probably the most effective thing I did was rehab, which is also part of my treatment with Dr. Getty. I was diagnosed with shoulder dyskinesia due to weakness in the small, balanced muscles around the scapula.
I strengthen all the big muscles in my workouts and lifestyle, but they get tired too much and then get stressed out by the instability of the smaller muscles, especially the serratus that moves the shoulder blade forward and backward around the ribs.
Rehabilitation exercises, which I’ve been doing twice a day, help build shoulder stability.
- low row – Using a band felt in ceratos/ribs
- ceratos punch First without weight, then 3lbs, now 8lbs.
- diamond hands – I greet my head with diamonds while lying on my stomach
- equal neck Finger on the forehead and press. Felt deep in the neck muscles
- foam cylinder Chest Extension
- lacrosse ball – Rhombic massage
I am happy to say that my daily heartbeat has improved a lot. However, the problem has not completely disappeared. I will report back in a few months with an update!
If you didn’t know, I’m only 5’2 so I can only buy shorts a size small or short. I don’t have a long torso or arms either, so I knew this could be a great fit (pun intended)! Does anyone know if there are companies for tall ladies?!
The company is very similar to Stitch Fix, so if you’ve ever used it, you’ll feel right at home. Even the fonts are the same! You pay a design fee to get a box delivered, and the fee is applied to your order if you make a purchase.
If you are also brief and want to give it a try, My link will waive your design fee!
I got 5 and kept 2. The three I counted were far from my style of color and/or the like for something I already own, but the two I kept were great.
This jewel green blouse and skinny jeans fit me well! The perfect outfit for the transitional season.
My toes are happy again after some drama in the shoes! My old Brooks Ghosts were virtually removing the seams from all the side-by-side action I do in my exercise classes.
So I started looking for shoes specifically designed for training classes. I asked my friends and looked around my classes and noticed that most people wear On Running or Hoka shoes.
on Cloud X
I asked on Cloud X To try first because I like the look. They were so cute, but they didn’t feel good on me! There was minimal padding, especially in football. I wear a custom orthotic, so I replaced the standard insoles with my orthotics and gave them about two weeks. I felt like I was wearing plastic and they didn’t feel very supportive! Fortunately I was able to return it for a refund after wearing it.
So many people described the Hokas as “pillows” that I knew they might be where I’d go next. Interesting that I’ve never heard of this brand! (I don’t look at people’s feet very often, though.)
I drove to Dick’s Sporting Goods and tried to do some pairings. I really wanted an Uber pillow Gaviotas But they felt that they were too huge. settled on Rincons – They are so relaxed!! I feel like I have a nice trampoline between me and the hard gym floor, which is exactly what I need to protect my joints from all the high impact jumps we do.
I love them! Thomas’s got a pair of Hokas too!