Medial Gastrocnemius Strain – AKA Tennis Hokey Pokey

I’m playing doubles and it’s cold (LA’s version of cold not yours East Coast). The combination of it being a doubles match and a chilly winter morning means that I’m not going to overheat and if I’m being honest with myself I might not even warm up by the end of the two hours we have scheduled. In fact, I’m planning on a half hour on the elliptical when the match is over. It’s social tennis more than it is competitive. On the court adjacent to us there’s a heated …

How to Ignore Pain and Hurt Your Body More: A Lesson in How to not Live with RA

If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis the chances are pretty good that you live with a certain amount of pain. My doctor is always asking what it is on a scale of 1 to 10 and I’m pretty content at a 1 or a 2. I’ve learned to live with it and enjoy my life. Maybe I’ll get into remission one day but it’s entirely possible that I won’t and my life will still be filled with mostly great days. After the initial diagnosis I got immediate relief from various medicines. …