re: driving - which leg? Throttle, or clutch?
I've had significant work on both my legs and tendons...I got round #1 by rigging the throttle to the choke lever (pull to speed up), and #2 by driving an automatic.
But then, I don't recommend doing it necessarily.
I knew of a fellow prison officer who was very very into body building who managed to detach his bicep from the bone.
What's all this about karma? I don't get it?
As for recovery Witch, you need ice for the first 24 hours to stop the swelling, and then hit it hard with heat to start the healing process. A few of our footballers literally can't walk after Saturday & Sunday, but this process has them training again come Wednesday.
Oh, and as Bossman says, a massage can do wonders. Love getting a rub off the gaffa. Gets the blood flowing to the muscles thus decreasing the healing time.
Quite often limp into the house on a Sunday just to get a massage off the OH
It's the right leg and I have definitely torn the calf muscle, towards the top. It isn't as bad as last time I did it, 7 years ago, and much less bad than when I tore my thigh muscle - also in an exercise class - the nasty snapping noise was so loud that the girl next to me went green and nearly fainted as she thought I had snapped my leg!
I am icing it for 10mins, then leaving off, then icing again. I have rung my physio and she says that you shouldn't massage a torn muscle (only a pulled one) until it has nearly healed otherwise you can cause more bleeding and damage.
As I said, difficult to do the hot compress thing as I am here on my own - I will try and do it later when mrwITch is home to help
What you need are some good painkillers. There's no need to put up with the pain. Your GP should be able to sort you out over the phone and get a prescription sorted for you for your hubby to collect. I mangled my left arm last year lifting something that was too heavy and I couldn't have coped without the pain relief.
Ow! Ow! OWWWW!
I feel your pain witch
Some good advice regarding RICE and hot and cold packs... When I was signed off after the operations on my back, boredom was my worst enemy. I wasn't allowed to do anything, I couldn't sit for longer than 5 minutes and day-time telly is awful unless you've got 'flu.
I could however kneel and ended up starting to research my family tree online whilst knelt at my PC! You may need to find a similar online project whilst laid up.
Hope you're feeling better soon, but don't try to do too much too quickly!
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