JK. Still hurt.

Oh, the chronicles of IT band pain.

Last week I took several days off and only resumed short, easy runs when I was pain free. I taped up with KT tape, iced daily, foam rolled daily. I completed three runs 1.25-1.6 miles in length without pain. I also took yesterday off.

This morning was not meant to be. I probably should not have run. I had a slight twinge but no real pain when I started. I didn’t run any further, though I planned for it to be longer. I ran slower than normal. Very suddenly the pain became real and I had to shut it down. The worst was the half mile walk home. Nobody wants to see a runner walking down the street crying at 7:30am.

I have a massage scheduled for Friday but other than that, I’m not sure what else to do. It isn’t the shoes because I haven’t brought in a new pair since September. Neither shoe in my rotation is due for retirement. I feel like I’m doing everything right. A doctors visit or PT isn’t an option. Like almost everyone else I know, I don’t have insurance for that.

I’m at my wits end. I don’t know what else to try. Do I rest again? I’m not a HUGE believer in rest. I know it sounds stupid. But it doesn’t fix the underlying issue that is causing it. You feel better, for back with the same form and the injury just reappears. I obviously need to rehab whatever is causing it…if only I knew what.



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kelly @ racesrepsramblings
    Nov 18, 2013 @ 16:49:18

    Gah.. hang in there! Injuries are the pits 😦


  2. slowrunnersexcursion
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 08:42:43

    Sorry about your injury! Stay positive. Better to recover properly than rush and maintain consistently injured. 😦 Do you have access to a spinning bike or pool or even tried yoga?


    • saramechell
      Dec 02, 2013 @ 15:02:42

      Did lots of spin bike and some pool work! And quite a bit of strength training. Getting slowly back into running now. I’ve been thinking about trying hot yoga, we’ll see.


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