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Pain in the backside

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
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So after my lovely "looking after myself" run on Saturday I thought I'd make use of the outdoor gym I'd just discovered in my local rec ground on Sunday after work. Feeling very virtuous I trotted down and did 30 mins basically going round all the machines twice.

I obviously put a bit too much enthusiasm into it however as, given I already had a niggly hip and glute I was in severe discomfort yesterday. Proper constant pain. Making work a very tricky day indeed and yesterdays planned run a definite non-starter.

It's eased a little today so hoping to get through the day without too much pain.

I will go back to the outdoor gym... but I think given how much is targeted towards lower body I'll have to take it much easier!!

Til then I have an emergency massage Weds if I need it and I'll just try and move normally πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ™„

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Yes Jo,

any gym stuff can catch you out.

Even if you are going regularly,

and you do not have to push too hard to get all the benefits anyway. When returning after a lull always break yourself back into it gently.

Take care of you and hope this will pass quickly.πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Tbae

Me too!! Feel like a propet eejit! 🀣🀣🀣 was walking and working very oddly indeed! 🀣🀣

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10

Ouch!! Sounds like a right pain in the ar*e to me. Be careful out there hon xx

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to sallenson

100%! Couldn't believe the discomfort. Everything else started to hurt as the rest of the leg and groin bravely tried to compensate. I was handed my arse... literally 🀣🀣🀣🀣

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Oh poor you. πŸ™ I wonder if it is your piriformis that is giving you jip? I had that once, and found the seated figure of four stretch really helped. My sports massage guy always has a go at my piriformis as he says it is a renowned problem for runners. He digs his elbow deep into my bum cheek and wiggles it about - it really hurts but feels great after!

Hope you feel much better soon, jojo!

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10
in reply to Sadie-runs

Oops didn't see your post Sadie! I suggested the same stretch.Sitting on a tennis ball or hard ball really helps too 😩

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Irishprincess

I tried sitting on all sorts!! At one point last night I was just rolling about on thr offending buttock groaning and moaning 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Sadie-runs

I did look at that, but its really just the glute on that side and only really because my knee was a little sore so the compensating started with the hamstring, IT, glute and quad getting a little sore. The run actually made everything feel better. But now I've overdone it. Yes I've been doing the standing version today whilst working. I usually do figure 4 on my back every night but I'm going to do the standing version each day now too. Thats the one good thing of a physical job...I can work in stretches and strength training too. Most amusing for bystanders 🀣🀣

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

Have you tried very gentle stretching? Make sure the muscle is warm first (put a hot water on it or after a bath or shower) If it's too painful then stretching is a no-no but I've found that with my various gym related pains that stretching really helps. Try it but go very slowly and if it's too much then stop.

Maybe a gentle figure-of-four stretch


Or the seated version


I overdid one exercise in the gym yesterday (groin) and ended up walking out like John Wayne but a few gentle stretches afterwards and rest and it's fine now πŸ™‚

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Irishprincess

Oddly stretching wasn't too painful (although I think I have quite a high threshold for pain). I do figure 4 every night and am adding the standing version into my dailies now. I did seated last night too I think.

Yea... I one fairly recently did way too many squats and had burning thighs for 2 days. I really should know better. πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Try this one then


GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Irishprincess

Yea... pigeon pose is in my daily flexibility programme, downwards dog, pigeon, figure 4 and leg up in the air hamstring stretch... can't remember proper name πŸ‘

I like pigeon, get a good hip stretch. 90/90 too πŸ‘πŸ˜

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

It's a great stretch isn't it? It sounds as if you've stretched well πŸ™‚

I'm sure that massage will work magic 😩

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Irishprincess

The awful thing is I just had my regular last week so really shouldn't be splashing out on another this soon. I'll see how it is later, its much improved today, I can work and walk without difficulty so I'm thinking I'll get away with another night of rest and stretching 🀞

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Irishprincess

I stretched... and ran instead! 🀣🀣🀣 I've built standing figure 4 into my warm down cardio now so providing I don't overdo things again, all should be good πŸ‘πŸ˜

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10
in reply to Irishprincess

I love pigeon pose. Could fall asleep in reclined pigeon!

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10

Oh no! Hope it gets better soon. My hips and lower back always acheπŸ˜– Massage is a great idea to relieve the pain.

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Stretch it gently out. I had a stretching session last night as i ached so much after a full day on the plot. Did all the stretches I knew πŸ˜ƒ

I got out of bed this morning feeling much better Off running and plotting today

I hope you feel better now πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ. The outdoor gym is great innit. I wish ours had some bars though

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to misswobble

Definately on the mend.

The crazy thing is I've run past it so many times and only really clocked what it was on Saturday. I just assumed it was part of the kids play area till then.

We've got parallel bars, pull up bars, leg raiser bars, rower, squat press, power push for arms, slalom skier and health walker. I think it was the skier and walker that did it. Felt really easy so I pushed harder 🀣🀣🀣

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