Went to the physio this morning. Well he's actually a physical therapist who specialises in sports injuries. My issue is the TFL muscle and where it rubs against a tendon. He treated it and gave me some stretches to do and said I can start running again on Tuesday.
I've been resting it for a week or so now and it does seem to be getting better. One thing I forgot to mention was that it was a slight niggle initially a couple of weeks ago, then last Thursday I ran home from work. I'd never done that before so I had a backpack on my back with runners, jeans, t-shirt, fleece and a big heavy jacket in it. It was a bit uncomfortable running with it if I'm honest and I kept have to twist around a bit to see if it was opening up (the backpack was so full it unzipped itself 3 times) so I suspect a combination of all those things caused me some issues.
This was the first time I'd ever run with any backpack so I suspect that didn't help. I don't plan to do it again either as it was quite uncomfortable and felt very restrictive.
I've started back running after a break of a few months and I've got a pain in my right hip. I noticed it about a week and a half ago after a run but it wasn't too bad. It seemed to be easing off a bit as I could feel it when walking and I ran about a mile this evening and it got very sore. I don't have any pain in my knees or anything at the mo.
Anyone else had anything like this? I just started back training and I'm debating whether to rest it for about 2 weeks or just go see/pay a physio to check it out in the next few days.
Well after many false starts this week I finally got out for a run this morning, although I don't know if 10am really counts as SOC. I wore a compression top for the first time and a running jacket I got from Aldi the other that that is probably a size too small but still zips up. I felt a bit rigid when I was running but it wasn't too bad.
Just did an easy 1.5 miles as I'm starting back training and aiming to do a 5k in December so that fitted right in with the training programme I'm on.