Since graduating, my running buddy and I have been continuing with 2 or 3 weekly 30 minute runs with a few breaks for holidays etc here and there. Having got, and then got rid of, shin splints in July I was really getting back into it, and then....
A slight niggly occasional twinge in my hip when running turned into a big pain in my left buttock radiating down my leg when twisting and sitting. Blimey it was painful!
Hit Google and found symptoms to be text book Piriformis Syndrome. I soldiered on for a few days, sitting and rolling around on a tennis ball to try and ease it off, and ran once more as running actually doesn't hurt. BIG mistake as half an hour later I was in agony!
Realised there was nothing for it but to get off to the Osteo for a deep tissue massage, based on what I'd been reading. Had a half hour with the delightful Marion yesterday which was excruciatingly painful but something like ecstasy too. By last night I was feeling like a different person - I honestly can't believe that the pain has almost completely gone!
And the really good news is Marion says if I'm feeling ok after the weekend I can run again next week 😃.
The whole episode has alerted me to the fact I am over-pronating and am now the proud owner of a great pair of orthotic insoles for my current trainers, and am on the hunt for a decent pair of support trainers. If anyone has any recommendations it would be great to hear them. (Ideally don't really want to spend more than £100 😬)