Still not running yet. BUT leg is feeling better on my walks and stretching is getting better with less reaction. So fingers crossed, a bit of running next week! You are correct about not having a plan, just going to take it as i feel. no point coming back too quickly - been there too many times now!
Well done on the weight loss. I went from 14 1/4 stone down to 11 3/4 at 6ft tall. I'm just under 12 1/2 stone now. I have had physio on this - massage, ultrasound and most recently accupuncture. Unfortunately once the physio got it right before i cam back too quick and had to start again. went for 1hr walk today with some stretches along the way. Felt better but not 100 %. Not ready for running yet, so i'll keep walking until it is. I'll be doing 2hr walks at this rate (thank god for ipods!) I am not sure that mine is specifically piriformis but i think it was an issue before. What are you training for at the moment ?
......and are people moving th tennis ball around whilst applying the pressure or just using it as a static compression of a specific area ? moving seemed to cause me problems so will avoid. i am going to use heat beforehand too.
Thanks socket. I'm starting from scratch now, run/walk programme steadily building the running once full stretches and walking cause no aggravation the days after. this is 3 months now from the time i think i did it, so i'm not taking any risks moving forward..
I had it last week, and have had it before. My own area of pain is so small, normal manipulation is difficult to reach and be consistent. Accupuncture certainly hits the spot - god you know about it !! and as part of stretching routine, i think its benefitial.