Have sprained another intercostal muscle couple days ago doing track sprint intervals. Did google search and came across this thread that I started 9 years ago! Well that original spain was only painful for a few days, hope the latest one is equally unproblematic. Pain is inbetween lower right ribs and have had sharp stabbing pains that have nearly put me on the deck!
I have the same problem.I have not run properly for 7 mths. I have had an MRI scan and seen a spinal surgeon who has recommended fusion of L5/S1 to get rid of the back pain. I am holding off hoping that my body will sort it out naturally by fibrosis etc; but reading your story is quite dispiriting!
I had a calf/ thigh DVT (and possibly had an undiagnosed minor PE a week before the DVT was definitely diagnosed) two years ago and was back running about 2 mths afterwards. Was running pb's within a year. Am now laid up with a slipped disc though! I would advise wearing compression socks all the time during the day and especially when running.They definitely reduce the chance of getting post thrombotic syndrome. ( pain/swelling/ ulcers)I would suggest that exercise (if you are properly anticoagulated and if given the OK by your Doctors) is the best way to develop a good collateral circulation in your leg. The DVT will generally be absorbed into the wall of your vein as it is recanalised.Good luck with next week.
I also had same problem; coughing during speedwork and races. Ventolin inhaler for exercise induced asthma had dramatic results! EIA is very common and in a lot of people the only manifestation of asthma.
Have just had an MRI scan (luckily have private health cover); seen a spinal surgeon.I have a prolapsed L5/S1 disc which is impinging on my S1 nerve root which causes back of the thigh pain. Have been offered either a microdiscectomy or spinal fusion/artificial disc; the first if I consider the leg pain to be worse than the back pain which would be better treated by the latter two much more invasive operations.I am pondering my options at present especially as I suffered a DVT a couple of years ago and have some risk of having another one if I have major surgery. I would really prefer laser endoscopic surgery http://www.spinal-foundation.org/page_patientinfo.htm but my health insurer won't p[ay for it as they consider it to be too "new and unproven"