I strained my piriformis muscle (which autocorrect wants to change to “pie informs”. I wish pie would inform me it magically showed up in my bedroom…) which is apparently pretty common even for people who aren’t on their feet 13 hours a day, 3+ days a week. I got a nice chiropractic massage and adjustment and instructions to stretch a particular way to avoid adhesions while the musicale heals, and to ice the muscle.
But,seriously, wtf. How am I supposed to ice this bitch?
That’s it. There. Right there. The problem is that it’s swelling, stressing out my sciatic nerve. If this has ever happened to you, you’ve probably seriously considered taking a bullet instead of dealing with it. So, ice would help the swelling go down.
That musicale is under other, thicker muscles. Which are under, in my case at least, a considerable amount of butt fat. This ice pack makes my skin painfully cold before I feel any kind of relief on the musicale/nerve combo that’s buried under all this junk (in my trunk).
So, this is partially just a whiney complain post, but also, help? Anyone with experience with this have any advice? How I should sit or lay? Better products than a a shitty ice pack? Anyone with a Percocet hookup? I only need two.