On the Mend

After two weeks and finally taking Da Little One to kindergarten, Da Missus dragged me to the hospital to treat my the pain in my right forearm.

But as I’ve always learned, the source of the pain isn’t where I thought it would be.

Heel Pain Isn’t Heel Pain

For example, several years ago, I had some severe heel pain. It was, I thought, due to the amount of weight on my body.

While that was a bit true, the pain wasn’t exactly in my heel.

It was on the bottom of my foot known as plantar fasciitis.

The treatment for that was just nuts. The doctor had a background of Western and Eastern medicine. While the Western therapy was a straightforward, familiar affair (I had my ankle treated before), he suggested I try acupuncture.

Now I’ve tried acupuncture to treat my lower back pain, but he wanted to drive a needle that was about 12cm long into my heel.

Me being naive, I thought it wouldn’t hurt too much. All those needles I had previously were fine.


I might as well have driven a nine-inch-nail into my heel. The kind of pain imagined from that would’ve been similar to the 12cm slim sharp needle that stabbed the middle of the heel.

The blood didn’t help either.

Thank God for Western medicine.

I steered away from the treatment of my ancestors and embraced modern therapy.

Back to the Forearm Problem

The doctor told me the forearm problem came from using my wrist too many times.

I was shocked. I was thinking, “How did I overuse my wrist?”

I thought it was from swimming because I felt the pain after a Thursday swim.

The pain was most likely from me doing the daily push-ups and planks. I had to use my wrists for each movement.

I didn’t believe the doctor that it was my wrist and elbow that caused the forearm pain.

His demonstrations proved otherwise.

I first got an injection.

Then I had a hot water bottle that blanketed on my arm.

I had some metallic massager applied the forearm and elbow.

Next, laser shots.

Finally, two electric massagers.

And an elastic band around my wrist.

I found that treatment should be done as soon as possible.

Whether it’s physical, mental, or spiritual, if you know the solution, use it.

I waited too long for my forearm.

I think I had tennis elbow.

Make sure we all find solutions quickly and execute.

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