Monday, October 30, 2017

All This Exercise is a Pain in the Ass. Literally

My piriformis syndrome has reared its' ugly head again. I'm not surprised; my hips have always been tight, which has always led to the irritation of the piriformis when I engage in any long-term exercise routine, especially involving walking or running. I've gotten used to stretching the muscle as much as possible as well as to using hot and cold therapy when necessary.

Still sucks, though.

Currently, I am in a holding pattern, wait-listed by a deep tissue massage therapist who is supposed to be the best at releasing the piriformis and loosening hip joints. Hopefully, an appointment will open up with her sooner rather than later.

In the meantime, I have elevated complaining about the pain in my ass into an art form. I considered learning to say the phrase "My ass is killing me" in several additional languages, but, unfortunately, it doesn't actually translate into two of them, so, I had to go with the more generic "Pain in the ass", which, for the record:

Douleur dans le cul (French)

Dolore nel culo (Italian)

Schmerz im Arsch (German)

Joda  (Spanish)

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go stretch my joda.

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