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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

No Run = No Blog

4 weeks ago yesterday my right hip stiffened up during a 9 mile run. Except for one 'test' 3 mile run 2 weeks ago (which was very painful), I haven't run at all since April 14th.

I've tried several times however. Days and days of rest fooled me more than once that I was getting better but as soon as I started to run I would get a sharp pain in my side. So much for rest.

So far I've tried:
  • doctor visits (3 times)
  • chiropractor visits (2 times)
  • x-ray of my hip (negative)
  • MRI of my entire pelvis (negative)
  • In my 3rd week of PT
  • rest, rest and more rest
The physical therapists have found numerous issues, all of which have been worked on over the last 2-3 weeks via stretching, massage, ultrasound and muscle stim.
  • rotated sacrum
  • tight right Quadratus Lumborum muscle
  • tight right Piriformis
  • tight right Gluteus Medius
  • tight right Hamstring
  • tight right ITB
Here's the 'but'.......BUT when I try to run I still get a sharp pain in my right side, above my hip, in an area that seems unrelated to any of the above issues. So now PT has moved onto 'treating' this area (although not a single person can seem to identify what is actually causing the pain).

A long story short: when I don't run I really don't feel like blogging about running. Funny how that works. In fact the only activity my blog has seen lately is me deleting yet another race from my race schedule. So until I can figure out what's going on, I probably won't spend a lot of time writing about my problems (other than this time :-)).