- Dec 28, 2005
Foothills Rider said:Hi Denny, I had it just as bad. Walking any longer than 100 yeards at a time was difficult, I couldn't feel my right foot for days at a time. It hurt to stand, sit and lie down, but it did NOT hurt to be on my bike. I think the more aero position helped open the spaces between the vertebrae, and felt like a bit of relief. Sure, my foot was numb beyond all belief, but I could continue to ride.
What got me through it was back streches and core work. You see a lot of these stretches and exercise in yoga sessions, and after a few weeks, I slowly regained mobility and stability. I will still get occasional relapses, and then get back to emphasizing posture and core and lower back stretches. Really, 10-15 min a day can do wonders.
Good luck. I hope your pain lifts soon.
Thanks, B. The pain does lift every few days - and moves to another spot. I like that because it keeps me from getting bored. I'm seeing my G.P. tomorrow, to see whom I should go to next. I just hope she doesn't give me an end-of-life talk.