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Onna Bugeisha Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 07-22-2009 03:01 PM
From a big fish in a small pond to a tiny fish in a big sea.
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Entries for the Month of August 2010

In General A few aches & pains I want to whine about Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #68 New 08-23-2010 05:40 PM
Some people say that aches and pains (sore muscles and minor injuries) are part of life when you are an athlete. As an aikidoist, I train four days a week religiously. I have had this training schedule for well over a year and it has been working for me. Sure, there are times I am sore from a good work out or end up with bruises from one to many yonkyo's, but lately, it seems that my body has been rebelling against me. Just a few weeks ago, I had some sort of shoulder strain. I was upstairs folding laundry when all of the sudden, my shoulder was just killing me. It took me by surprise and I dropped the shirt I was folding and just held my shoulder. After determining that the pain wasn't a momentary thing, I picked up my husbands shirt and finished folding the laundry with much caution and awareness of my movement. ]

At work the next day, I was hardly moving my arm at all. Any movement in my shoulder was quite painful. Someone I work with (who is a massage therapist) took a look at it and told me that it seemed like one of my tendons in my shoulder was tight and showed me what I could do to help with it. Tuesday came and like usual, I headed to the dojo. This injury was not going to keep me off the mat (unless sensei tells me to). I talked to my sensei (also a massage therapist) and he told me to first ice it for about 20 minutes and then massage the area quite vigorously and with pressure for as long as I could take it. He told me that it wouldn't be pleasant ...More Read More
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