What’s up With the Pain?

It is my last week of spring semester, my finals are a week from today. I have papers to write, research to conduct, studying to do, and I can’t hold a pen. For the past 6-8 months or so I have been suffering from chronic inflammatory pain in my ankles, that moves up through my leg within hours. Once I feel the onset, I recognize it, but then dismiss it because it’s always there. For the past month though, I have been suffering from pain in the joints of my fingers. Sometimes I can’t even hold things because my joints are so stiff, that they will not allow for my fingers to close. As a waitress, I am constantly using my hands, even when I’m not at work. I love to garden, get crafty, cook, and write. I began to credit my pain to the constant use of my hands, and that there was nothing that I could do.

Until last night.

The pain in my fingers, hands, feet, ankles and various other parts of my body in the bones, made it difficult to fall asleep. It felt like my hands would not open back up once I put them in a certain position.

So this morning I made an appointment to get it all checked out.

For the past few weeks, I have been eager for the spring semester to be over so that I can get back into running, and hopefully run some summer races. I have an eight month old German Shepherd that would appreciate some trail time, and now I can’t even hold his leash.

So hopefully today, I will have some insight as to what is going on.

Wish me luck!

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2 Comments on “What’s up With the Pain?

  1. Hi Kate, I hope you consider a natural healing approach first, as most conventional docs automatically turn to prescriptions, with ensuing side-effects, etc. Depending on your diagnosis, organic sulfur (MLM) greatly reduces inflammation, and upping (or adding) a good omega-3 would be good to try too. Make sure you’re very “regular” as that always leads to other problems if you’re not. I’m sayin’ a little prayer for you that you’ll just need a few tweaks and you’ll be right as rain!!

    • Thanks so much for your support! I definitely am a holistic type of gal and would prefer a natural approach to whatever the problem is.

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