Thursday, November 11, 2010

Physical Therapy Update

Holy Crap. That sums up my feelings about Physical Therapy. This hurts. I have been working on range of motion so far and have been having some successes. I was unable to turn my palm up or face it down. Put your hand out in front of you. Now stick up your thumb as if you were hitchhiking. Now imagine that your thumb is the hour hand on a clock pointing to 12. I was only able to twist my wrist to move to 11 and 1. That was it. Not much motion.

Now, I've been stretching a few times every day and am able to point my thumb to 7 and 3. There's still a bit of pain, but not near as much as there was. Then...it was time for strengthening. I was given a three pound weight and told to curl. Holy crap I was embarrassed. I haven't used my bicep in a few months, and the saying is true: If you don't use it, you lose it. I couldn't even lift three pounds. The physical therapist said he wasn't surprised and that it happens that way almost every time. At first I thought he was just trying to make me feel better. Then, I realized that he was a physical therapist. They cause pain for a living.

18 comments:

  1. ouch that sucks, keep at it youll get better

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  2. great things this blog will achieve

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  3. Hehe, so true, hate those physical therapists

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  4. best motivational speech of all time is alec baldwin in glengary glennross

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  5. Physical therapy sucks, but it's worth going through.

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  6. Virtue preserved from fell destructions blast, Following!

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  7. "They cause pain for a living."
    Made me chuckle

    Also, nice video.

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  8. As i'm out injured at the moment, I really understand this.

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