So I’m kind of cranky over here at the HQ. For the past several months my right hip has been bothering me after running. It doesn’t hurt or bother me during a run but afterwards it would hurt a lot. So much that it hurt to walk along with going up and down stairs. I was limping.
The next day it would be fine.
For a while it only hurt after a longish run, 6 miles and up. Eventually it got to a point where it hurt even on shorter runs. Then I couldn’t even run a 2 miler without it hurting later.
Pretty soon it wasn’t going away the next day. My hip would hurt for two days.
Cue the cranky.
I was debating on what to do about the situation. Do I go to my sports doc and have it checked out? Do I take a break from running? Is something out of whack and I need to see a chiro?
My lower back then started aching a bit. CRAP! So I decided to go see a chiro to see if something was out of alignment and causing me issues.
The doc took Xrays and I went back the next day to see just what was going on. Over all my back looks fantastic and so do my hips (heck yes!). My leg length is also exact.
There are a few spots that she’s working on to get some movement in there, along with helping to open my hips up and loosen them a bit more.
I have to go twice a week for about a month. I’m also off running for the time being but can still walk, so I’ve been walking around the neighborhood.
Walking is not the same as running and goodness it takes a long time! But it’s something and it’s all I’ve got right now so I’m clinging to it like a life raft. My hip doesn’t hurt after walking, thank goodness!
I’m still wondering though if I should go see my sports doc and just have him give it a look over as well. That way my chiro and sports doc can work together on the issue. I wanna run! I don’t even care if I can’t run any halfs this year. I just want to be able to run pain free.
We’ll talk more this week about running and dealing with injuries.
Have you had to deal with a sports injury before? How did you handle it? Any tips you want to share that we can talk about in the upcoming discussion?