Hi - I too am getting the exact pains of Sciatica - I went for a 10 mile run yest erday and afterwards (and worse today) the top of my bum cheek hamstring and calf are twinges. My foot also feels slightly 'droopy' - hope that makes sense???
Anyway, after reading this thread am wondering whether a osteopath or physio is best - both are expensive and so I don't want to choose the wrong one to go see!
Any advice is appreciated
I have the same problem although not quite as bad. I stopped running basically! But the problem only started 2 weeks before my first half marathon so I struggled through that and have.t done more than half an hour since.
I found self massage and stretching definately eased it.
Have a look at this page about sciatica I found it useful.
Sounds like you have sciatic nerve problems I have just come back from the doctors, totally gutted as I have a marathon to run next weekend. My pain starts in my lef hip joint travels down to the knee and then into the foot. arrgh. Been told to do the bridge stretch and lie flat when possible and try some heat on it!!!
Take gentle runs, avoiding up and down hills, it can also take weeks to heel!!!!
Check out sciatic websites as they show some good stretches to do.
Same general problems here. Went to a chiropractor. L5S1 disk degenration. He said quit running. Not ready for that. Manifested in buttock, hip, groin, pain all the way down the leg at different times. Ran through it prudently. Your hip or buttick really isn't sore or injured, the nerve in your back is basically pinched so this is all refererred pain. As long as you can maintain decent form I think you can run through it. if it causes your form to deteriorate you do need a break and some form of treatment. Bad form, running with a hitch, a limp, will cause a problem elsewhere.
looking for a bit of advice, I've had sciatic pain and numbness for about a year now after a herniated disc, my back seems fine now and I've kept up running on the treadmill and used a crosstrainer to try and keep up my stamina, but I cant even run a mile on the road without pain when I can easily do 10 pain free on the treadmill, my right foot seems to be wobbly and turns inwards and while I seem to be able to force it straight on the treadmill, it doesnt work outside.
I've seen a couple of physios and an osteopath and am doing all the recommended stretches, but I would really like to get back to running outside, I should mention that I get the same pain after walking a few miles outside.I wondered if anyone knew of a way to strap the foot or a shoe insert that would give me more stability on that leg, , or if that would be a bad idea?
I am wondering if I could have trapped a nerve as I had numbness in one calf and have been suffering with general numbness in both legs and have been unable to run as normal., but I do not get any pain or tightness in my back. I am recovering from iron deficiency however so it maybe linked with that, I've been taking iron supplenments for 6 weeks now and the symptoms are improving very slowly. I've got to see my GP in two weeks and will mention the possibility of a trapped nerve.
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