Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Pulled Muscle. Ouch.
Last week on Monday I pulled a calf muscle in my right leg. I had always thought a pulled muscle was something like a sore muscle, but it's much worse. It's actually a tear in muscle tissue, and in serious cases a person may require surgery to repair or help reattach a muscle to a tendon. It seems to me comparable to the pain of a broken bone, although not really quite as bad as that. My muscle tear seems to be not too severe, but not too mild either. Sometimes the pain is excruciating and intense, even now, ten days after the injury. This makes me laugh, as it seems a ridiculous situation. Anyway, it seems the best thing to do is to avoid using my right leg as much as possible, so I won't be going on hikes or riding my bike to work and back. This is disappointing to me. But, by November I suppose I'll be better, and back on the bike and ready to hike.