Jun 10, 2015

16 Muscle Pulled in the back of the Thigh–I almost died!

hamstring-injuryThis morning I pulled a muscle in the back of my right thigh while in the shower. Lord have mercy I had no words. I felt like someone took a hold of all those muscles back there and just pulled and snapped them. My mouth was frozen in a scream that didn’t make it pass my lips. The pain was horrendous. I closed my eyes as an agony of pain consumed me. I thought I broke my leg. I began chanting a litany of prayers begging the Lord to please make it better. I couldn’t put my foot down for a few moments while I vacillate between asking the Lord ‘is it broken?’ and begging the holy father for it not to be broken.

During my litany of prayer and begging I ginger shook out my foot, even that hurt like hell. Then I tested it to see if I could stand and gave praises to the almighty when I could. My morning routine of getting ready for work took on a whole new meaning. It was a painful task as bending stretched out the muscle and pain ensued. I wasn’t graceful or eloquent in my movements while getting dressed. It took time, with determination and gritted teeth I managed it.

Walking well lets just say I have given new meaning to the slide shuffle as I dragged my right foot and lifted my whole right side to move it forward. Lets not even get me started with sitting, putting on my shoes or manoeuvring the stairs. On the trained I sat leaning heavily on my left with my bum to the end of the seat because sitting all the way back hurt the back of my thigh. Work was an out of world experience. I made it through and I am thankful to God for my resiliency.

photo from www.healthandfitnesstalk.com

16 comments:

  1. Oh yiiikes! I'm so sorry. That sounds horrible. I've had calf muscles clench up on me, but not thigh. My husband keeps telling me to eat bananas.

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    1. Oh it was horrible. Potassium - you husband is right, bananas are loaded withe he stuff.

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  2. Wow. Sooo sorry!!! Glad you're okay. I hope its a whole lot better now?

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    1. It is getting better day by day....

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  3. Ouch.. I'm so sorry,hamstring pulls hurt a lot.. Please see a physiotherapist soon. The TENS machine would take care of that.

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  4. I used to get that a lot so I feel your pain. Thankfully I usually get them while I'm either sitting down or lying in bed so I can carry on in private in a comfortable position (well comfortable for everything except my thigh lol)

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    1. thank you. the pain is beginning to subside. I am rubbing it twice a dad.

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  5. you have a pulled hamstring which can be potentially serious. you must be working out alot and not stretching
    http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/hamstring-strain

    Since you want this to heal properly please take some time to rest it. Trying to work out on it will make it worse.

    Godspeed.

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    1. I am resting it and doing some light walking. I also take time to rub it twice a day

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  6. Wow. I have never had muscle pull before so I can't feel your pain. I'm glad you are better now.

    The Devil's Agenda for the Church

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    1. Honey its not an experience you want to have. Yes day by day its getting better.

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  7. Muscle pulls are the worst. I used to have them a lot. Apart from resting it, you can try stretching and a light massage. My swim coach had a remedy, I don't know the science behind it, but whenever I had it when I was swimming, she always suggested I drink a lot of water, she said something about dehydration. That works for me. I hope you are feeling much better.

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    1. Thanks for the tip, hydrate i will lfor sure.

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  8. Ouch! I know how pulled muscles feel. Once I ended up with tendonitis in my wrist just from lifting a large bottle of windex. It hurt like crazy and then I felt stupid after going to the doctor to find out that's all it was. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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    1. No need to feel silly, you did good by taking care of yourself, better safe than sorry.

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