I hurt my elbow for the first time a few years ago and it pretty much got better on its own. Back in July (or June, I don't really remember), it started hurting again. For those of you keeping track at home, I have twisted my left ankle, hurt the arch of my right foot, injured both knees in separate incidents, and now it's my right ankle. Also, I broke my left wrist when I was a kid. (Only one of those injuries was because of boxing.)
During the two weeks I boxed this summer, it hurt to throw right hooks.
As anyone who has been around here for a while knows, I'll put up with a lot - until it interferes with boxing.
I started physio yesterday.
Everyone (my doctor, my BodyPump instructor, random passers-by) thought I had tennis elbow.
Apparently, I hurt the fatty pad that cushions the arm bones and keeps them from rubbing together. This type of injury takes a long time to heal, and there's nothing I can do to help the process along except avoid things that hurt. Weeding the garden hurts - which breaks my heart, because I so love to pull weeds.
Physio did help - it was an almost immediate improvement - so I have two appointments booked for next week.
I also went to the eye doctor yesterday.
Expect to hear screams of pain from my supplemental health insurance company in about two weeks.
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