Friday, February 13, 2009

2/13/2009 On the Mend

Alright, it's been a few days now and I've been off of work the whole time, resting. I've kept my leg compressed and elevated and haven't done ANYTHING all week. My leg actually feels pretty decent! I'm surprised, yet happy! I can still feel where it ruptured when I stand up but it doesn't hurt like it did. I've trotted around in the house with it and strangely doesn't really even hurt when I run! Hopefully it won't develop into my Achille's Heel.........literally! I ordered some Zensah sleeves to run in for Cross Timbers and I'm hoping that will be enough support. I think it will be. I'm still flabbergasted as to why this happened. I've never had anything like this before. I do, however, plan on continuing on my merry little way to the Texas Grand Slam finish.


Rick Gaston said...

Ruptured seems like a bad thing but yet you can run on it huh. Can you feel where it is with your fingers? Is there scar tissue there where it ruptured? You may have to knead it out, painful, and do the usual stretching and strengthening. Thing to think about is how your body may adjust the load to protect that area possibly overloading other parts. Just be careful. Years ago I pulled a hamstring muscle. It healed but not fully and I developed IT band problems as a consequence. Saw an ART specialist last year and she traced my current issues with my leg to the original injury which I thought had fully healed. Since then I've been stretching and strengthening that area and on my sessions with her she focused on getting rid of what was left of the scar tissue and restoring flexibility to the muscle.

Mark "The Naked Runner" said...

Rick- I can pinpoint the pain with my fingers but not actually feel the rupture WITH my fingers. Does that make sense? I am really hoping that it was just a minor thing and I'll heal fully fairly quickly. Time will tell. I doubt we have anything like an ART Specialist here in Lubbock but might be worth checking into. Thanks for the information! Peace!

PJ said...

Oh man! I was just catching up on your RR. I can't believe that you ran through the pain. A ruptured calf! ART is sometimes awesome. Actually lots of Chiro's do ART, and if you really want to torture yourself you can "kind of" do it on yourself. It's a really deep and almost stripping sensation of the muscle. I can sometimes recreate it, but if it's too painful, then it becomes difficult. Good luck!!

Running and living said...

I say, if you can put weight on it and run, you will probably be fine. Still, I would take it easy, use compression showers (alternate cold and hot), etc. Good luck with it!