Morning lovely runners
So, I accosted a passing physio at work, bribed him with chocolate chip cookies, and got him to have a look at my leg.
He's pretty convinced I have trochanteric bursitis caused by a lack of strength in my glutes, quads, and hamstrings, and a tightness in my iliotibial band. This is an inflammation of the fluid-filled cushioning sac on the top of my thigh - irritated by tight muscles running down the outside of my leg.
I've been RICE-ing for just over a week now and it has improved somewhat, so no need to take anti-inflammatories. My plan of action is to carry on with this for a few more days, and also to incorporate some specific stretches. I have a foam roller winging it's way to me too so I can squash the knots and scar tissue into submission (it hurts just writing about it - expect a post any day now entitled OUCH!). After a couple of days of stretching and rolling-pin-ing my muscles I should be alright to start strength training leg exercises assuming it carries on improving.
He also said that walking is a good idea while I'm recovering but no running for the time being. I'm being sensible about this and will certainly take his advice. I've sort-of got over the disappointment of not being able to graduate (I was on week 9 when I got injured) just yet, but am so looking forward to getting back out there!
Happy (safe) running everyone!