Now that I am back in the states and the home of modern medicine, I decided to go in for a routine check-up and also to whine about my upper leg that has been hurting for the past year.
Check-up with a normal doctor: No problems except my good cholesterol is a little in the high risk area. Doctors orders: Drink more red wine and exercise more. Cripes, there aren't enough hours in the day to add another workout and another bottle. Maybe I will get him write me a note and tip a glass in the office.
Oh for the numbers people: Total Chol: 129, Trig: 77, LDL: 77, HDL 37 (should be >40 to be out risk area for heart problems)
Sports Doc: I thought I had a classic case of piriformis syndrome that has been ticking me off since last March. But I had tried all the home remedies (stretches and strength), but nothing ever changed. I also tried lots of time off, that didn't help. I figured one year was long enough to suffer with every step and every time I was sitting in a car, so I found a sports med joint in town. So this guy (seems like a good guy) pokes and prods and diagnosed me with ischial tuberosity bursitis. That is the right under the insertion point of the hamstring I guess. So, I am off the PT tomorrow for the first of several sessions. Hopefully they will be able to get things squared away.