Thanks for the reply - I actually went to get a second opinion tonight (and was much happier with this physio!) and he is pretty sure I have psoas tendinopathy. He has prescribed me exercises to do 2x a day and I can go swimming and do pilates (avoiding certain stretches). If I ache a lot the next day I am to do less until we find a level I am happy with, then increase from there. I have got to go back and see him next week. He said that he is looking for pain to be lessening in the morning when I get out of bed - he said this will be a good indicator of things improving. If no better in a month, then to look at mri....
Cor - he must have xray vision! Ask him why you've got it....if you don't know it'll come back.
Any advice for back pain, base of my neck actually and shoulder blades, more on one side.
It started about 3 weeks ago and I ran a half 2 weeks ago which made it feel a lot worse. The day after that it was so bad I booked for a massage which really helped and it subsided.
I think it is linked to running because it seems to be a lot more painful after long runs, yesterday I ran 9 miles and it is really painful again. I feel like I have soem shooting pain from it when lying in bed for example on my side.
I'm worried that it won't go as it has been pretty persistent for 3 weeks now and my husband has had ongoing issues with a bulging disc for 3 years so I panic it could be something like that.
I think this is really common - it's pretty easy to deal with the symptoms by massage and stretching etc, but you need to know why!
The most common pattern of presentation (what you've got!) is that you poke your chin out too much when you run, because you've got a really stiff and tight thoracic spine.
So run tall, avoid slouching (but don't act like a sgt major with a postural comlpex) and have a good look at how you sit at work all day. If you sit and slouch, like a sack of spuds - you'll run in a very similar manner.
Try stretching your thoracic spine on a foam roller or on a rolled towel down your back, lying on the floor. Head on a pillow and knees bent up. Try lying for 10 minutes, lift your chest and get back out there....
I tweaked my groin about 7 weeks ago doing hill sprints, then (instead of resting as I should!) I ran a 10 mile quite hilly off road race a few days later. This obviously finished it off! I have seen the physio 3 times and have iced and totally rested it.
It is feeling better than what it was, but it's still there and running is out of the question at the mo. I can feel it on and off when I am walking, and it is worse in the morning when I get out of bed or if I have been sitting.
Fed up of doing no exercise this week I went swimming and was fine doing 40 mins of front crawl and have also been doing pilates, again it has been fine for that.
I have got the physio again next week. I have a feeling me may want to send me for a scan or mri to figure out exactly what is going on.
Any advice. I have a horrible feeling I am not going to be running for a long time.
It's a long time to have a tweak, not do very much and it still persists....I guess the question to ask is it groin or is it something that feels like a groin..
Has your physio had a look at your back or hip? Is it bruised? Any knee or achilles type pain before? Age related?
Fine the cause, deal with that, then you don't need to worry about the symptoms....