Time Out For My Legs: Adductor Muscle Strain On The Thigh
I just established a new category on my blog, I will call this one medical photography. You think I am funny? No, I am just bored. At the moment I have issues with my legs, I visited the doctor and he diagnosed adductor muscle strain. I got Iboprofen for the pain, and the friendly hint that it will go away in eight weeks and if I am lucky even earlier. So, since I can not go out at the moment, I thought I challenge myself to take a photo that describes my problem well.
The strain started last week and I thought I could just wait this out. I noticed that I got difficulties to raise my legs, because the inner thigh muscles did hurt a lot when I tried that. I still could walk a straight stretch, but I had difficulties with stairs. Another morning I noticed that I even had problems to put on my jeans. I had to put the jeans on the ground and raised my legs two centimeters above it to get into the pant legs and then I pulled the jeans up.
Another day later the symptoms disappeared at least on the left side, but I still had this with the right thigh muscle but now much more painful. Getting into the bathtub was so funny that I wanted to laugh but the pain did hinder me. I stepped in with my left leg first but had to drag the right leg into the bathtub with both hands. Yes, you always find a workaround, but I was pretty sure that this would have been a great scene in a comedy movie too.
I could go on and tell you funny things, but yesterday evening it wasn’t that funny anymore. Now the pain increased and I got constant cramps in the leg when I moved it just a little. Getting into the bathroom or kitchen was a big mission. I now had the impression that it could also be a disc prolapse, that’s why I tried to get to the doctor today and I am glad it’s not a disc prolapse but the adductor muscle strain. Don’t ask me how it happened, my doctor just said it happens.
I didn’t want to do a lot outside anyway, it was either quite windy and rainy or too cold over the last weeks. There was a flood on the German coast a week ago or so, and I hurried to get outside to take some photos of the overflowed streets. I think that’s what could have causes my problem, it was very cold outside and my muscles were not warmed up. Now I have a bit more time to work on uploading older images to the blog, or I can challenge myself again and try to take some photos at home.