And takes a turn for the worst…
Several weeks of limiting my activity and avoiding impact exercises things were feeling good. During one of my morning walks I decide to try a short jog to see how it feels. Big mistake apparently. A short 800m jog and initially everything feels fine, except for some tightness in my in my hams and glute. I heat and massage the area thinking its a spasm or cramp, but as the day progresses it continues to get worse. By the end of my work day I am unable to bear weight on my leg the pain is so severe. Two days later bruising shows up around the hams and behind the knee confirming I tore my hamstring (bicep femoris).
So here I am laid up again on my couch because of this issue with my leg and ankle. I feel its all related (the bicep femoris attaches to the fibula) and I am starting to lose hope that I am ever going to be able to get back to my normal self. Ever since the original ankle sprain a year ago I have been unable to go more then 3 months without some sort of serious set back. Every time I tear or injure the area it weakens it, throws off my gait, lays me up for 3-6 weeks and the cycle repeats itself several weeks later. There has to be something wrong with my leg causing me to injure so easily during certain activities, yet still allow me to do loaded exercises without any trouble.
I still need to see the orthopedic doctor next week, but I am worried now that this new issue its going to overshadow the actual problem and I will be misdiagnosed or like with every other specialist I have seen, not bother to try diagnosing me at all. I guess I won’t know until I see him next week and I am just going to stay on my couch until then.