I used to have lower back pain. Most of my life. Running and walking were sometimes difficult. Sometimes it felt higher up, like a pinched nerve or a slipped disc. Sometimes around the hips and down to give me a dead knee. Imagine the insomnia. Anyway, i stopped eating grains. And I am completely cured. Back pain cannot be cured if the same thing constantly causes it. So medicine, massage or acupuncture may only give temporary relief. Inflammation is very sly. You may think you have a pinched nerve or a tweaked dis. So I went the preventative way and stopped eat inflammatory foods like grains and dairy. I am fat adapted now and run ultra mountain marathons. My life has changed radically since I have go over my back problems. I know we are all different, but look into diet, if it is a persistent problem.... Good luck.
PS: I am also a minimalist runner now. A forefoot strike give me good technique and I have less leg fatigue and injuries etc...
I ran an ultra marathon a week ago. The race went well. But the day after the race my left hand has all the finger tips numb and tingly. I was fine during the race. It has been 5 days now and problem will still not go away. Why is this happening? Very odd!
Yip, so a rock fell on my big toe. I have been resting for 3 weeks now. But the joint feels tender when I walk and I have a numbness across the top of my foot. Also when I wiggle my big toe I can feel the cartilage grind.
Guess it comes with Trail Running.
Anyone experience this? How long did it take to heal? Did you make a full recovery eventually.
I stopped for 2 weeks and then after 20minutes in first session back the stabbing pain came back. That is when I decided to go to the Doctor.
My Doctor here in France. He is a Sports Doctor too. He told me that I increased my training rapidly or increased speed work. Turns out I was doing speed work on the track.
Result ..."<span style="background-color: #eeeeee; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left;">strengthening and enlarging of muscles behind the knee trapping the artery and restricting blood flow to the calf - resulting in sharp pain every step"...
Normally occurs on one leg only. The weeker one. Common problem.
He told me NO running for 5-6 weeks. Then start with 2-3 half hour sessions only. Then GRADUALLY work further and harder. The problem was I pushed it too hard too soon and my body could not adjust in time.
I may do some very gental cycling (with no speed or hard gears). He highly recommends swimming.
Well, 2 weeks to go and I am feeling great. Loving the swimming. The Cardo is just awesome training. I am pretty sure my breathing and stamina is going to be at a new level when I get back to running.