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Any advice on tight glut muscles 4 weeks pre-marathon?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:18

Hi All - after seeing an osteo friend it turns out my left pelvis had locked.

Muscle tightness was a symptom of this cause.  He's loosened it off so hoping with some lower back exercises I can get back on track.

Tried a run but think it was a bit too soon after treatment as still had pain.

Worth noting that sometimes you are not necessarily treating the cause of the problem so proper diagnosis is key!

groin / upper thigh pain

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 15:21


A bit of an update.  I had been seeing a physio about the pain I was experiencing running who ensured me it was muscle tightness.  However on Saturday an osteopath friend was visiting and took a look at problem so to speak.  Turns out my left pelvis had locked which was why I was experiencing so much pain.  He loosened it off and explained that the muscles had been working overtime because of this problem.

It may not be the same for you but my big lesson was that it's important to diagnosis the problem rather than just treat the sympton, which is what the physio had been doing.

Hope your injury improves soon.

groin / upper thigh pain

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 14:48

Hi Peter,

I have had exactly the same trouble as you.  Had to stop a run a couple of weeks ago and haven't been able to walk properly since.  I've been told it's all related to glute muscles - my left one being so tight it's effecting everything else (knee, back, hip).

I've been doing lots of foam rolling and stretching but haven't been able to run for almost 2 weeks.  Hoping to get back out this weekend, but all the advice I've had is stretch / foam roll and repeat.  The pain (even when walking) is starting to ease off but it's rather annoying as I'm at the point in my training when I should be running the most before I taper off for the marathon in April.

I think resting for a couple of weeks while not ideal has probably helped.  That's what I'm hoping anyway!

Good luck.

Any advice on tight glut muscles 4 weeks pre-marathon?

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:32

Thanks everyone.  Will try all of the above.

Have been doing core exercises but probably not enough - will focus on that.

It seems to be glutes and hip flexors that are giving me trouble.

Hoping to get out this weekend.  Was supposed to be doing an 18 miler but think I may just see how I go!

Running Rodent - that massage ball looks rather scary!

Any advice on tight glut muscles 4 weeks pre-marathon?

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:00

I'm a first time marathon runner, and have been following a training programme for already fairly active people like myself since December.  I've been doing all the right things, eating well, stretching, going to yoga, using the famous foam roller, and the other Sunday just 5 miles into a 12 mile run I had to stop because my leg and back just didn't feel right.

Later that evening my leg seized up and come Monday I could barely walk. I went to the physio the following week (couldn't get an appointment any earlier) who assures me it is just a VERY tight glut muscle!

I've been foam rolling morning, noon and night, stretching and not running but it's not loosening up.  With only 4 weeks to go I'm starting to panic.  My longest run to date is 17 miles but that was at the end of February.

Any advice as to how to loosen up the legs so I can get back out training?  Is there still time to get back into and run a decent marathon?

It's so frustrating as my training was going really well!


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