Hubs and I always joke that I end up with all of the odd “issues”, while he gets the more typical running injuries. Over the last 6 years, I can probably count on my hands the number of times I have missed a run due to an ailment caused by actual running. Instead, I end up with things like softballs slamming my ankle, separated shoulder from cross-country skiing, infected toenail beds, saddle sores and other fun stuff!
So here is the latest: On Tuesday, out of the blue, my left wrist started hurting. It began as a dull ache, getting worse as the day went on. By the end of the day I could not move it without significant pain and it was an ordeal just to change my clothes and put my hair up. It hurt so much you would think I had fallen and landed on it, but I can’t think of a single thing I might have done to cause it.
I had to forego my planned workouts, icing off and on to relieve the pain. I decided to visit the clinic to have it checked out yesterday, where the doc poked and prodded a bit but did not discover anything of consequence.
He suspects inflammation and sent me home with Naproxen, also suggesting a brace to stabilize the wrist since movement is so uncomfortable. We’re hoping it will feel better within a couple of days.
I have a physio appointment this afternoon (previously booked for general maintenance/tune-up) so I will have him take a look as well. In the mean time, at least I can run and ride the bike (trainer) with my new fashion accessory.
I guess it really does all go downhill after 30…