Join date: Aug 2008
Location: Ohio, USA
did not quit smoking. i know, i know. i'm bargaining with myself more, and making a semiconscious effort to cut back. meanwhile, im taking more bronkaid. thats the same, amirite?
the running is... pathetic. still. ive had a couple quick splits but because i didnt let myself fully recover for awhile, my calves got very, very angry. not like, "oh youre just a bitch, g'head and ignore how sore you are." but more like, "yeah you can keep goin. watch what happens. try it. dare you." and once my body starts daring me, i end up in cuffs or a doctors office. ive learned this about me through much trial and even more error.
so going slow? of course all of you were right, but i was trying to work within a time constraint. i may have more time, and i may need to think about other jobs. the whole thing could drive me insane if i let it, but fuck, im kinda already there, so I just roll.
in other news, i'm still winning at the pharmacy, so there's that.
What goes on here? it's my house. everything, and nothing, but all of both is awesome.
Join date: Mar 2009
Location: Ohio, USA
sharp pain that i can deal with, but then they stop functioning and i can lift my leg with my hips but literally cannot dorsaflex my foot?! i had to stop and rest/stretch in the middle, and when i was done.
i have abs, and can pick up more than 350lbs, but can't FUCKING WALK for 30 minutes?
pretty sure i run with good form, and have no problem dealing with side cramps, puking, tiredness, etc. THAT shit, i have an extreme level of crazy with which i can push through. i don't even get to that point, bc of my shins/feets. but losing actual muscle function? does not compute.
i'll ask around at the gym this weekend, just want to know sooner rather than later, and i admit i have no desire to research it for myself. im strong and pretty, g'head and spoonfeed me the info, plz.
Sorry if it was addressed after this post but look into compartment syndrome. It can cause "drop foot" and the pain in the shins. I have it and it sounds like what I feel.
The basic description:
Your arms and legs have several groupings, or compartments, of muscles, blood vessels and nerves. Each of these compartments is encased by a thick layer of connective tissue called fascia (FASH-ee-uh), which supports the compartments and holds the tissues within each compartment in place. The fascia is inelastic, which means it has little ability to stretch.
In chronic exertional compartment syndrome, exercise or even repetitive muscle contraction causes the tissue pressure within a compartment to increase to an abnormally high level. But because the fascia can't stretch, the tissues in that compartment aren't able to expand sufficiently under the increased pressure. Imagine shaking up a soda bottle but leaving the cap on â?? an enormous amount of pressure builds up.
As the pressure builds up within one of your muscle compartments, with no outlet for release, nerves and blood vessels are compressed. Blood flow may then decrease, causing tissues to get inadequate amounts of oxygen-rich blood, a condition known as ischemia (is-KE-me-uh). Nerves and muscles may sustain damage.
Experts aren't sure why exercise or muscle contraction creates this excessive pressure in some people, leading to chronic exertional compartment syndrome. Some experts suggest that biomechanics â?? how you move, such as landing styles when you jog â?? may have a role. Other causes may include having enlarged muscles, an especially thick or inelastic fascia, or high pressure within your veins (venous hypertension).