Wardi - the Toon made it in the end eh, just, lol Hope you're running is going well.
TR - hope the lurge clears
I've abandoned running for the time being as I've still been getting issues with nerve problems. I'm not in pain and can run (done the odd 30-40 min) but tingling and numbness in the left foot pirifprmis related is never a good sign. Doing all my exercises to stretch and strengthen but could be a long haul. Trainers are going in the cupboard until symptoms clear completely.
Doing x-training in the gym but have found a new friend in swimming and love it. Up to a mile or so (40 mins) and feeling strong and go 3 times a week. In that respect I'm fitter than I've ever been. So should be in decent shape whenever it is I get back to running but in no rush really.
Will pop back in when I'm back up and running again without issue and can contribute. Hope everyone's running goes well.
CW/Andrews148 - Yep got most of those. Hadn't got the clamshells on the list though CW so thanks for that. Basically it's about 11-12 exercises to: stretch piriformis, improve core, strengthen left ankle and improve the glutes to take pressure off the piriformis. Core is much, much stronger now and I feel the rest is gradually falling into line. Light at the end of the (very long) tunnel.
ES - great effort on a warm day. It's warm up here in Newcastle so it must be tropical down where you are, lol
CW - I remember you saying you'd dealt with piriformis/sciatica issues and you're pretty good on the recovery stuff. Can you remember some of the exercises or stuff you did to combat it? I've seen a physio twice and with my own knowledge from the course I've got a list of exercises to do but wouldn't mind cross-examining them with any you come up with. It's essentially lots of stretching and strengthening stuff of the left side. My core is a lot stronger now so I'm hoping things fall into line eventually.
I ran 30 mins today and the ankle was ok but the last lingering thing I need to nail is sorting out the piriformis which has been lurking for the last few months. While I'm not getting sciatic pain I'm getting some numbness and tingling in my left foot as a result of the piriformis/posture issues.
Always good to hear what others have done in the past Cheers
LD - fair doos no worries and you're entitled to your opinion, it was just the sweeping statement that annoyed me (water under the bridge). As Jools mentions though, Physios are used in all sorts of environments from stroke recovery and MS treatment to cardio-respiratory dealing with chronic lung conditions. They aren't simply there to treat recreational runners to get them back on track for their marathon target.
Joined the Uni gym, it's a decent set up down there with loads of cardio machines and a good pool. They have the AMT they used to have at my old gym which is similar to a x-trainer but you can mimic a running action better (or as close to) with obviously no impact. Aiming for a run on sunday.
.......being back in a gym environment, it always amuses me the lads walking over to the drinking fountain with big arms and chests and then these tiny little legs, haha
LD - given I'm studying to be a physio I take exception to the complete loud mouth bollocks you're spouting. I certainly don't plan on being an untrustworthy arsehole solely looking to rip people off. There'll be good and bad physios as in any profession but Jesus I've read some crap in my time.