I've been to see a private physiotherapist twice (long NHS waiting list) now to help recovery after soft tissue damage in the groin. I was given a set of exercises to do and advice on pain relief etc. The initial assessment was inconclusive and I was told my injury was most likely to be soft tissue damage but could also be wear and tear on the hip. The therapist on both occasions has said that at my age (60) I should give up the running and just stick to swimming or other low impact sports.
I've only just discovered the joys of running, having graduated in October last year and I really don't want to give it up.
I have now finally got an appointment to see a NHS physio appointment for an assessment in two weeks time which I fully intend to keep as it will give me a second opinion. Just wondered what you guys though of the suggestion that I give up running because of my age?