Could the Ibuprofen be making this difference?
I complained to Rarebear about my pinky being numb all the time. He correctly diagnosed me as having ulnar nerve entrapment. I implemented a bunch of decent sounding advice from fb peeps before I went to a specialist, who said I was on the right track. So I’ve been on the regime for about a month.
One person’s advice was to take Ibuprofen a couple of times a day to help with the swelling, so I have been. Every morning and every night. I’m not a big aspirin taker so this was an unusual step for me. I KNOW IBUPROFEN IS NOT ASPIRIN!!
A second problem I’ve been having for many, many moons is my back hurting. Anytime I did anything that required lifting or bending turned me into a cripple for a few minutes afterward. Raking leaves, bending and straightening constantly for more than a minute or two left me almost unable to walk for a while, until I rested. It was SO frustrating.
Well, yesterday I did some work in the laundry room which required a bunch of crouching and stretching and reaching and crawling (The flex hose has been off of the dryer vent for a couple of months so I had a MESS to clean up. All better now!).
It didn’t hit me until today….my back didn’t hurt afterward!
Could this be because of the Ibuprofen?