As I so often do here at home, I was dancing around to some great music with a beat from back “in my days”, e.g. Back to late 80’s early 90’s house music… I had some pretty cool dance moves down back then and a body to match it. – but then one of those dance moves involved a jump and just because I wanted to (and obviously forgot I’m not 20 anymore!?!…) I did the dance jump and kapow, the calf muscle felt like it was screaming in a fiery pain. Ouch!
I couldn’t walk. But somehow made it to the freezer and iced it. Definitely did not ace that move!!! Still ouch. Painful like crazy.
Went to see the specialist doctor who gave me the diagnosis of:
torn medial head of gastrocnemius muscle.
Come what now??
Yes – a torn muscle! And a doctor order of minimum 4 weeks of rest and even after that to be careful with sports.
I had forgotten that I’m no longer 20 with hit dance moves but a past 40 housewife with too many kilos to carry around!
Not sure what hurts the most; my muscle or my pride!