Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Do You Know What a Psoas Muscle Is?

Sorry for the anatomy lesson there, I had a hard time finding a bigger pic- but the Psoas major is what I'm talking about.

So adding to my list of 'how did you get that?' bizarre-like injuries I can now add a strained psoas muscle. It's not a major ordeal, for the most part. I'm uncomfortable at the worst. It's difficult to sit for long periods of time, can't really workout, those kind of things. At least laying on the couch, ice packs, and a whole lotta nothing does a world of good!

How did I do this? I'll spare you all the nitty-gritty details, as there are none. I simply thought I could lift Louie up on the porch when he got interested in sniffing something in the front flower bed. Little did I think (well I didn't think at all really) about how much Louie could weigh at this point and how it may not be wise to test how well I could withstand hoisting a dog who easily weighs half if not more than half of my weight. Yes, I do have serious blond moments now and then.

You may now laugh at me and roll your eyes.


Sarah said...

Maybe, but we love you anyway. Enjoy your RICE treatment. ;)

La Framéricaine said...

May I also suggest reading everything you can find by Dr. John Sarno and a trip to Tar Pit Yoga's online section on TMS. I have had diagnoses that included that famous muscle but I found that Dr. Sarno seemed to have his figurative finger on my panicky pulse. If his work is not applicable at the moment, you will always have discovered something new for today that you can share with others because, believe me Dr. Sarno does know shit from Shinola.

Thank you for your visit to HWTF and your lovely email.


Habebi said...

Thanks Sarah! Love is always appreciated!

La F- I will take a look and see what I can gleam from what he says. I'm not a Yogi by any means, but, I do love Yoga. Sometimes the mind-body connection, as well as alternative/preventative medicine, is sorely neglected by the medical community here -though not by everyone in it fortunatly. And thank you for your correspondence and for having such an inviting and thought provoking blog! :)