I've not posted in a while, I've been lurking every now and then, but in all honestly a little blue reading about people running, when I've been told I can't for a while.
So, I went to a physio regarding the pain I was getting in my thigh and hip whenever I ran. After a long chat about various issues with my back, it is my Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) which has been causing me problems. And as my running was increasing in duration and distance, it was just exasperating the issue more and more.
Long story short, because of my spine not being straight, it has a knock on effect with the rest of my bone structuring. My pelvis is not square on, and basically the minute I stabilise on my right leg, my thigh twists inwards, and with the high impact of running it's just compounded the issue
Sooooo....we're going back to square one, and I'm basically learning how to engage and strengthen my core and mobilise my hip flexors. Firstly lying down (that's where I am at the moment). Then standing, then standing on one leg, and then finally with a walking and running plan. I can't run until I've basically learned how to run with the body that I have. In fact nothing high impact at the moment at all. It's frustrating beyond belief but I know this is definitely the right approach. It seems as though it's going to be a good few weeks til I'm running again, and even then I'll have to start slow and gradually build up to where I was.
I know I'd not been running all that long (4 months), but I had grown to love it so much, not only for the physical benefits but also how it made me feel mentally, and just to be outside, headphones on and doing my thing.
Looks like I'm going to have to get the pushbike out of the back of the shed (although I hate cycling), and hunt out my swimming costume (I love swimming but can't stand a busy pool).
For those of you that have been on the IC for a while, what were your coping strategies??