Of Aches and Pains

I tried to write a post about this a few weeks ago. It was a late night, my knee was acting up and it wasn’t calming down.

Yesterday morning I woke up and it was one of those days. I woke up this morning and I felt it. I’m hoping tomorrow is not like that. I’m not so sure though. It’s one of those uncertain things.

I’ve had these painful pangs for as long as I can remember. As a child, I’d wake up late at night during our weekends at grandpa’s beach house and cry because of it. My grandma or grandpa would reach up to the medicine cabinet to give me the Bengay and help me apply it.

Most of the time my family would just chart it off as growing pains. PE wasn’t terrible when I was in elementary school but when I got older it was murder. I preferred to dance anyway. I still do. There are days I can get through practicing old routines I still know and only break a sweat, not feel like my knees are killing me that night or the next day.

I haven’t been able to get an answer. Then again, I haven’t been to a doctor to check it in a good couple of years. I should look into it again. It’s just really frustrating because sometimes compression braces work, other times it is Salonpass, other times it is menthol combined with some essential oils. Painkillers never work, hot showers only provide temporary relief, and sometimes stretching out my legs helps for maybe five minutes, tops.

I wish I knew where to start. I mean, I know that it’s not Arthritis. That was conclusive from the tests I had done a long time back. I just wish I had an answer to what this is.

I hope I get one.


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