I’ve been doing a lot of research on what might be going on with my leg (instead of my homework, because I have my priorities).
Here is what I know: knee pain & nerve tingles from butt to my two smaller toes.
Possible cause(s): I may or may not have bursitis (trochanter) which is either caused by or aggravated by a too-tight IT band which is either caused by or aggravated by too-tight hamstrings, which may or may not be trying to over compensate for the fact that I seem to have weak adductors and gluteus medii, which are most definitely pinching my poor sciatic nerve (hence the numb toes).
Translation: I literally have a weak booty, particularly on my left side. And it is messing with all my stuff. ALL. MY. STUFF.
What it all boils down to: my booty needs to get stronger. A lot stronger. Soon. So far, I’m up to about 35 minutes of strengthening exercises and I’m trying for 15 minutes of foam rolling a day. There is also plenty of sitting on frozen bags of popcorn kernels (10 million times better than frozen peas as they don’t ever get soggy and are reusable until forever), a bit of hot water bottle time and some anti-inflammatories. It feels good to have a plan, but it will feel better when I can walk more than 40 steps without pain.
Can I get a little credit for not cracking jokes about turning my glutes into an asset rather than a liability? Please?