Debra, the usual really: strengthen the glutes and core, stretch after running (which I never really did) and use the foam roller religiously! Eventually I just forced myself to get back out there and run. It hurt for a while, mainly tightening the following day, but eventually that stopped. I've just entered the Chester Marathon! I really hope that you recover soon, it's so frustrating when you can't do what you enjoy.
Hi Everyone, I just want to to post a posittive story to give a glimmer of hope to anyone out there with a chronic injury.
I was off with PTT for over a year and at times thought I'd never run again. If you search my threads you will see my desperate story.
Anyway, after a year of being back running I am delighted to say that I ran the London Marathon in a respectable time of 3hrs 40 and more importantly, I am injury free!
So my message is, no matter how desperate things are, don't give up; it may feel as though everything you enjoy has been snatched away but bodies do heal eventually. Stick with the rehab and have faith in it.
Thanks for the comments everyone; they've been very useful.
I think I might make an appointment with my GP this week and see what he says. I'm sure there was an an initial problem back in February last year when I first did this but it's as though its developed into something different but there is absolutely no evidence of injury in any of the tests I've had.
Hi everyone, I was wondering whether anyone has experience of anxiety and chronic pain. I have been 'injured' for over a year now, initially thinking it was PF and then tendinitis. After as much medial intervention and exploration as you can imagine, nothing has been found. The pain has now moved into my entire leg and lower back. I have done a little research and there seems to be quite a bit of research to say that there is a link between anxiety and chronic pain. I have suffered with anxiety on and off over the years, but have always thought I'd managed to contain it but now I'm beginning to wonder whether it is manifesting itself in a different way as I have chosen to ignore the other symptoms. Obviously, not being able to run and not knowing why is adding to this anxiety. I'm noticing that in times of stress, the pain is worse. In fact as I'm sitting here worrying about it, my legs are starting to hurt, even though I've not used them today. After a night's sleep or if I have had a a drink, the pain goes. I don't know if I'm clutching at straws but it is bizarre that there has been no injury detected but I am still in such pain. Any thoughts on this would be really appreciated.