You could have been holding the rake tightly. When we were children we played a dumb "game. One would hold up two fingers together and the other would squeeze those fingers as hard as they could and as long as they could. Then the other person would slip their fingers out of your grip and you had to try to open your hand. It was very hard because the muscles had locked. We were doing things with our hands that we didn't usually do and the muscles reacted as such. We thought that was neat. ~Guess we had too much time on our hands~ We were only about 9 years old and very healthy when we did this.
Even though you are active, if you do something you usually don't do, your muscles react....even healthy people. Before fibro hit me I went to play racquetball. I used to play tennis in high school but hadn't lifted a racquet in ten years. I played, and won because I'm extremely competitive, and the next day I could hardly move. The only thing that didn't hurt were my ear lobes! I was healthy and young, too. I didn't worry about it being from an illness. I knew I overworked my muscles and knew I would hurt for days.
I think because we have fibro we have some "medical anxiety" that goes along with it. Just try to relax. As I said before, if something is bad and stays bad, then get it checked out. But something like muscle pain and weakness, perhaps give it a little time and think back to what you were doing that could have caused it. This will help ease your mind and you won't "freak" out. That causes stress which causes more pain
I'm glad you are feeling a little better today.
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 4/10/2011 9:49:38 AM (GMT-6)