My Dad always told me that after you hit 45, you begin to feel more tired and get all kinds of hidden pains.
Truth be told after having three kids and a full-time job, I realized my dad was right! I’m a working dad myself, and I started to wonder if I was being too hard on my body.
It’s really weird. One day, you’ll feel fine, and then the next morning, you’ll wake up with a mysterious pain around your leg. Or you’ll bend over and you suddenly feel a cramp around your calves.
The worst part is when your sole starts to hurt really bad. For absolutely no reason, it will hurt when you stand for longer hours or you tip-toe to reach the top shelves. Another thing that annoys me is when I get a terrible headache which knocks me out for hours, especially when I am teaching a class.
My legs sometimes gives up on me for no reason at all. I would be sitting at the dinner table and when I stand up, I’ll get this shooting pain around my soles.
I’m only 52 years old, but I realized that I was starting to sound like the elderly grandfather who do nothing but talk about their aching legs and swollen feet.
I hate going to the doctor, but I finally made an appointment to fix my problem. I ended up waiting for almost two hours in his office before he could see me. He gave me a complete physical inspection, but he just told me that there was nothing seriously wrong with me.
“You’re getting older. These things happen. You’re not 18 anymore, you have to take things slow and not strain yourself. Your body can’t recover quickly like it used to!” the doctor told me.
Then, he offered to give me prescription painkillers for my aches. And boy, do I hate taking drugs! These things are powerful stuff, and they come with side effect. So, no thanks!
There has to be a better way!
I went to a Physiotherapist, but he scared the life out of me.
He started harshly pressing my legs and muscles. He then pushed and pulled me way too hard! I went for a few sessions, but I ended up feeling more worse after his “treatment”. Plus, I was afraid that he could be damaging my foot. I was scared when my muscles became swollen after session with him.
Worst part? He was charging me $125 per session which basically DID NOTHING!