Cupping

Today marks 60 days until surgery.  I honestly am not sure I’m going to make it 2 months!  My hip is getting worse by the day and  I am having at least one (if not 2-3) episode of instability during abduction or pivoting.

I was at my breaking point at PT this morning.  We think that my body is revolting because it has been in constant pain for 2+ years.  Everything hurts and is tight.  At PT I always start with 2 hot packs- one on my neck and one on my back.  My PT typically starts with my neck and works her way down.  Today my neck/shoulders were super tight so she starting working on it.  She tried everything…manual therapy, needling, and CUPPING.  Cupping is a new therapy to me….I think I was the first patient she tried it on.  Since needling wasn’t working….she tried one cup on each shoulder.  I do think it helped.

As she worked her way down she decided to try cupping my my back too.  She started on one hip and continued adding cups until she was on the other hip.  I think it was a total of 6 cups.  She only left them on 2-3 minutes.  Cupping wasn’t painful, I’d classify it as uncomfortable…nothing too terrible.  I would do it again if it works.

Basically….at this point, I’m open to anything that will help me get through the next 60 days!

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