sternocleidomastoid injury

can I race

4 messages
16/11/2011 at 21:58
Hi

Apparently not uncommon injury, sternocleidomastoid strain is giving me a lot of pain and grief. I was told I should lay off strength training but I have a 10k race this Sunday - hope will be ok?? Has anyone had similar experience?
18/11/2011 at 13:47
? How on earth did you strain that muscle running? Never suffered myself but as far as I can see, as long as you don't allow your head to roll all over the place when running, you should be fine. However, I stand to be corrected
Nam
18/11/2011 at 13:54
Did you diagnose that yourself?
18/11/2011 at 19:19
thanks
I don't know how I did it - cannot remember the injury and probably it wasn't when running. It did get a bit better and I went on trial run this morning - feels ok so the race is on.

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