I had my appointment with the physio today, and it went really well. My leg is much better, and he told me that I can start running up to two days a week. I don't have to see him next week (or ever again) unless the pain comes back. As soon as he finished telling me the good news, he did exactly what I mentioned last week: acupuncture.
It didn't cost me anything extra, so why not? He made sure that I looked away while he stuck the needles in my leg. This is because those needles are long. However, I couldn't even feel them going in. They stayed in for about five minutes, and he turned them while he talked to me about The West Wing. It felt a little sore when he did that, but that was the only pain I felt. I couldn't even feel anything when he pulled them out. I have zero bruising or marks or anything. Apparently, turning the needles in my leg have a same or similar effect to him massaging my leg.
He did mention, though, that I could get very fatigued in a few hours. He was right. I felt like I was going to fall asleep by the end of the work day. Maybe that's what triggered my headache? I took a quick nap when I got home, but I don't feel much better.
Dry needling and acupuncture are the same thing, if you were wondering about my title. According to my physio, "dry needling" is the Western name for "acupuncture".
I didn't take any pictures today, so here's a vintage one for all of you.
Annnnnd it's Hump Day, so here is my funny commercial.