My right glute is just getting tighter and tighter around the bottom of back and into my gluteus maximus!! Applying heat helps in the short term but physical activity such as dancing - my main activity just makes it tighter and tighter and its getting more painful to move my leg at times. I do body conditioning classes and stretch a lot and have never suffered with this before so I don't know why it has suddenly happened. I haven't fallen or anything significant.
What is your advice re who to see - I have the occasional sports massage so would this be the best first port of call or do you think an osteopath or physio may be better in case it is an alignment issue?
I am a dance teacher and regularly go to the gym-i run swim and do classes.have tweaked my hamstring but not in the main body of it,low down but to the inside of my leg.it feels quite twangy and tires easily.i wouldn't say its a pull and don't recall feeling anything particular as such but definately bothering me.is this just going to get worse and end up as a tear?
Hi, Thanks for checking in and the advice everyone. I havent sought advice yet as i am too busy with work (and yes just sticking my head in the sand a little). I have tried to jump a little less and that has helped.
In answer to Andrea, I can walk although at times it can aches after walking but really it is jumping - particularly bare footed that hurts. If I wear trainers etc, it seems to ache less quickly and less painfully. It is tender to touch after jumping but not excruiating - I always imagined a fracture to be agony!!
I have a long summer break coming up so I am hoping to focus more on body conditioning such as yoga and pilates to kep in shape and maybe rest the foot from impact - although worried about stamina fitness!!
Thanks for the concern and for letting me gatecrash your forum, I hope you are all getting on ok
Sorry to barge in on this posting as you are all nearing recovery (which is great news by the way). But Im intrigued as to the location and pain of your conditions. I have pain near my navicular bone but not actaully on that bobbly bit (scientific expression obviously!), it is about 2cm to the rightof it (its my right foot). It doesnt hurt to point and flex my foot or invert it or anything like that but as soon as I begin jumping I feel like my foot is landing on the hardest concrete (my other foot doesnt feel like it) as though no shock is absorbed and an ache begins. It is worse if I land only on that foot - I must explain I am a dancer not a runner but these boards are so good for injury stuff. So if I do a jump that land on one leg only, it always hurts more and there is a dull ache that is gone by morning only to start again during jumps.
I know a good physio but as I teach dance as my job Im wondering if I should go to my GP and ask for an X ray or do you experienced people think it may only be tendon damage that a physion could help with?
Thanks Guys - and am delighted to hear of your recoveries,
Just wondered if anyone can help? I have pain in my foot - its not the actual bobbly bone on the top of my foot but level with that and just a bit further out - I still think that is the navicular?
It basically hurts when I do any high impact work like jumps etc and kind of feels unstable (not sure if that is a little psychological though). Its not really bad pain, just a bit nagging. If I knock my foot or kneel with my foot underneath me it also hurts - so basically if I put pressure on it.
I know this could be a stress fracture but also wondered if i could be a tendon problem. I am going to see my physio who is great but cant get in this week so just wondered if anyone has any advice?