In the hurt bag today. Between my hip joints and my lower back, I feel like I've been hit by a large and rather unfriendly truck. I'm walking like an old man, and I've already downed some 2000mg of ibuprofen.
Normally I wouldn't be too awfully concerned. I've had flare-ups of various pains for a while now, and I am rather prone to sacroilial inflammation (that's the joint between the pelvis and the spine), but this is really really painful. Combine that with some of the other joint pain that I've been experiencing and I'm wondering if I'm not getting arthritis in a big way.
I didn't do anything to injure my back. The only thing that I did that was unusual was climbing up and down the footstool when gluing the foam to the walls and ceiling, as well as doing some reaching above my head. I'd expect maybe a little stiffness, but not joint pain, and certainly not to this degree.
I figure I'll give it a few days and see if it's just a temporary thing, or if I have to start getting the doc involved. I'll probably let him know when I see him at the next scheduled appointment.
My guess is that I have to start riding the bike regularly again, in addition to the walks.
Downside though-- I have a lot of physical labor that I need to be doing with the porch and all. I can't afford to not be able to do it.