Over the past few months, my anxiety has increasingly grown, almost to the point of debilitating. I'm not new to anxiety, so I know this will pass. However, when someone who struggles with anxiety is also struggling with a medical issue, it's tough to keep a positive mindset.

In June of 2020, my inner thigh/groin area started bothering me, so I made a trip to see my doctor, and it was assumed that I probably pulled a groin or thigh muscle. The best advice the doctor could offer was to "just give it some time" because those types of injuries don't heal quickly.

Fast forward a few months and several panic attacks later, mostly due to my left leg becoming increasingly weak, swelling, and finding a few lumps in my inner thigh. I knew it was time to get back in to see my doctor because there was clearly something wrong, and my anxiety was already digging my grave.

And the verdict... I'm not dying, or at least I don't think I am... However, I did shrink my hip adductors substantially from prolonged sitting with my legs tucked up under me or cross-legged. If you're unfamiliar with hip adductors, they are the muscles in your inner thigh that support your balance and keep your body aligned.

Good news, it can be fixed! The bad news, it's going to take a ton of physical therapy, a few months of consistent stretching, and a newfound love of yoga, so this never happens again.

So, if you see me out in public in a random warrior pose.. mind ya business, I'm stretching my hip adductors.


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