I have also been less than diligent in my commitment to treatment. Stretching helps, but it needs to be done regularly. So it goes with ibuprofen therapy. Cream such as Blue Emu, doTerra Deep Blue, and Aspercreme offer temporary and sometimes smelly relief. It’s time to get proactive.
It’s time to get serious so here is my plan of attack:
- Ibuprofen 3 -4 times daily
- These recommended stretches for Sciatica at least twice daily.
- Creams as needed.
- Ice as needed.
Cross Country is ending, so I’m going to take some time off from running while allowing the above remedies to begin to work. This one may be the most difficult. I’m fighting the urge to push through the pain. Sometimes that truly is the answer. I’m afraid that four months of discomfort is telling me that this time pushing through is not the answer! I will let you know what works. (Massage therapy! The answer was massage therapy!)
Oh, and bananas. I intend to eat them - not to go bananas!
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