I'll be the first to admit I haven't been running at 100% the last week or so. My right hip has flared up, and it hasn't been much "fun".
So, I went to the Doctor's office last Tuesday and she checked things out, asked a bunch of questions, did the rotation/extension/flexion stuff, and sent me down to the walk-in clinic for X-Rays of the hip and lumbar region. The results indicate some arthritis in the hip (no surprise there), and some minor "Bone Spurs" in the lumbar region.
As usual, the X-Rays were just to check that the basic structure is OK, and I'm going in for an MRI on Friday afternoon. And of course, they're going to run me through the Physical Therapy routine, although every time I've had PT it hasn't done much.
In the meantime, it's 400mg of Ibuprofen every 4~6 hours, along with half a Tramadol tablet. The Ibuprofen helps knock down any inflamation, and Tramadol relieves most of the pain. A full Tramadol knocks the pain to zero, but also knocks me into an alternative reality for a couple of hours.
No thanks, I'm wacky enough as is!
And what happened to the spell check function on Blogger? Mine's gone AWOL.