So apparently I must have overdone it, whatever it was, at some point in the past couple of months. My hip had been really bothering me for at least a month and a half and kind of keeping me from walking for more than 1/2 mile without aggravating it. So I finally went to the doctor. It was getting annoying.
They diagnosed me with bursitus and a strained sartorius muscle. I got a shot of cortisone in my hip and a prescription for physical therapy. They also said “The sartorius muscle is the longest muscle in the human body. Now you have something to say at cocktail parties.”
At the doctor I got to wear “hospital shorts” to get xrays. They were pretty sweet. They were made out of the same material as many reusable shopping bags and ballooned out around me like navy blue oompa loompa pants. I looked pretty snappy with work attire on top and oompa loompa pants on the bottom.
Web MD says bursitis is more common in people over the age of 40. I’m not there yet but I’m close enough that I can’t really call myself an outlier. I’ll be even closer in a few weeks. Yay birthday. I guess I’ll have to postpone the epic birthday hike or bike ride that I was totally failing to train for anyway.
At physical therapy I learned that I have flat feet and I lock my knees. Also they told me to take it easy for a few days until the cortisone does its magic. So it’s like a prescription for playing video games, right? I guess there are still a few things that I could be doing that don’t much involve my hip or leg.
Meanwhile we’re doing this “eat well live well” challenge at work where we wear pedometers and compete to see whose team can get the most steps and eat the most veggies and fruits. Maybe if I just ride my bike on my lunch break I can get equivalent steps without aggravating my ******* bursitis.