i am three weeks into training for a marathon and my groin has started to hurt, nothing really painful, just discomfort at the very top and seemingly going inside towards pubic area. i'd say i've had it about a week and feel it after a long run or speed work. I've not run at all today (was supposed to do 7 miles) to rest the area but i can feel the discomfort. I might sound like a jerk here, but how do i diagnose it and rule out serious injury or hernias.
On another health topic, i did have a nose bleed on my 7 mike fast run yesterday as i was trying to keep my pace up. I don't have high blood pressure, but i didn't have my HRM on so i don't know what my heart was up to at the time. Is this common?
Plook wrote (see)
I might sound like a jerk here, but how do i diagnose it and rule out serious injury or hernias.
Err You don't, Try asking a Doctor or nurse rather than a bunch of assorted internet geeks
Pain sounds like Hip flexor or abductor, either of which would need treatment from a decent physio.
Keep running long or fast and you will do more dmaage, (particularly speed sessions) eg: labrum tear, quads etc.
Stop or reduce your training and go see a fizzy.
Oh no, it's the speed i need to work on too.
Fizzy rather than doctor? I guess i can only get to a fizzy after first seeing my doctor (UK).
Hi Plook, I have something similar to this too. Have seen a Physio and have lots of massage to do in the area. Also have some strengthening exercises. So far massages, stretching and keeping it warm is getting me through (did Stockport 10 last weekend - with few effects). Def go see a Physio. Let me know how you get on
Now for the non-comforting read. I've had it a while (a few months) - I tried resting for a few weeks and it just came back. Think it is an issue with building up strength around it, or possibly engaging different muscles. The massaging definitely helps and means it no longer stops me running (or pull up during runs). It is getting better but seems a slow process. I'm slowly building up distance. Need to go back to Physio to give update on progress
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