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Kamia
KamiaGraduate

After the success of my inflatable 5k run on Saturday I now can’t run. Was supposed to be starting W7.

I got up Monday with the intention of cleaning, gardening and shopping only to pull my back when I started hoovering. So no run on Monday or today 😔 in-fact I haven’t even left the house because if I stand to long I end up bent over in a lot of pain.

I’ve tried doing some gentle stretches, using an ice pack and letting the warm shower run on it.

Come on back sort yourself out I need to be out running.

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What a shame. Have you thought of visiting an osteopath?

Kamia
KamiaGraduate
in reply to BaddieThePirate

Have just come from seeing the osteopath. Felt a bit silly have to strip to my underwear and bend over etc in front of him ☺️ but my back felt fab when I left although I can feel the muscles tightening already. I have to go back next week for another appointment.

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate
in reply to Kamia

Hi Kamia, they are not allowed to proscribe so can't tell you to take anti-inflammatories, but manipulation can cause a little bit of inflammation so a couple of ibruprofen can help. Hope it all settles down soon so you can get back to feeling good.

Kamia
KamiaGraduate
in reply to BaddieThePirate

Wish I’d know that. I’m not really a tablet taker so have tried to only take them when I’ve needed to reduce pain so I can do things like going to town. It’s my daughter’s 15th Birthday today so have had to go out a few times.

I will hopefully be running again come Monday.

Keep moving. Don’t fall in to the trap of keeping still. Stay up and moving around until you can’t bear it. Take a rest then get up moving again. Sedentary time is the worst thing to do.

Kamia
KamiaGraduate
in reply to LoonyLoo

I did rest the first two days as I could hardly move but have been quite busy since so have had to grin and bear it. Feeling lots better today thanks.

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