I have a stupid annoying injury, I slipped on the tiles at a swimming pool and now have debilitating hip pain and sciatica type leg and foot pain and numbness. This has been 4 weeks now and I am getting really hacked off with it. I have booked in for a deep tissue massage with a sports physiotherapist, but that is 6 days away as he is so busy, and I have been advised by a pain physician colleague to try ice on it and heat packs to see if either helps, I have been taking NSAIDS but I can only tolerate low doses as they give me G.I problems in high doses. My primary care physician just said rest it and wait for it to go away.
I work as an operating room nurse and have to stand for long periods.
The worst thing, worse than not being able to train is not being able to sleep, I cannot lie on either side, and I normally sleep on my side.
Is there anything I can do to aid my recovery while I wait for my appointment?