I had a massage this past week.
I needed it. BAD. My glutes were all tight and locked up, and it was affecting my mobility.
As I was lying on the table, clenching my teeth, cussing in my brain because the pain is intense, the thought always arises, Why am I doing this?
This thought was replaced by how I take care of all parts of my bodies. You have to in order to be effective at CrossFit and continue to do it. At least at my age you do.
I get massages (muscles). I now see a chiropractor (bones). And a muscle activation specialist (tendons and ligaments).
I’m seeing someone for everything. Except the brain… A psychiatrist.
Um….I’m not there yet…
But maybe I should be??
I can’t clean or front squat for 10-14 days or any other movement that extends my hand backwards.
Luckily, we’ve seen all of those in the Open so I should be good.
Needless to say, I won’t be practicing anything all week. My goal will be to rest my hand as much as possible.
When I return, I have to work on my clean form especially at heavy weight. Gaps in training learned the hard way!
Add to this I have scar tissue built up around the sheath that protects the tendon in my right hand (the same one I sprained) that is causing swelling in my fingers. This is probably from tearing while doing CrossFit because I’ve had no other hand injuries to cause this.
So I saw a chiropractor yesterday as well to help break that down. If the scar tissue doesn’t go away on its own, it would have to be surgically removed! Yuck!