I hurt myself running :(
Thursday, January 02, 2014
So much for new week resolutions -- we lost our internet for 2 days, so I didn't get to spark at all! WAAAHHH!!
In other news:
Well I figured being off for almost 8 weeks would have been enough time to heal, but now I feel worse than ever. Sigh.
In October, when I did the half-marathon, by the end of the race, my right hip was aching and ready to have the race OVER! It hurt for a day or two, and I limped around because I wasn't sure what needed stretching, but it didn't last long. Then at the end of October, when I ran a 5K, my right knee started hurting during the last mile. A twinge at first, but eventually it developed into a more painful problem of hurting whenever I straightened the leg. I decided to lay off running for a while, and then the holidays came, etc.
Running was painful. Dance, however, was not. I had no problems with my knees while dancing, or my hip, so I assumed it was an impact type of injury and would go away.
Well, I tried running on Tuesday, and I made it less than a mile before the knee started its nonsense again, but this time I could barely run on it. Even walking was starting to get painful. My right hip started aching, and I had to cut the run short -- only 2.5 miles.
My right hip is STILL screaming, and I'm limping again. It seems to feel slightly less painful when I rotate my right hip in, which gives me a lovely zombie-walk. Now I'm beginning to wonder if it's bursitis or something, since I can't figure out what to stretch to make it feel better!
I can't go to the doctor until we get our insurance straightened out (thanks, ACA! I hate you sometimes!!!) and since I can dance JUST FINE, I'm still weirded out by why I can't run, and why I'm still limping. Advil doesn't seem to touch this. I'm going to try Tylenol, but I know that's ignoring the actual problem.
Anybody else felt this? I am SURE it's related to running in the street, the same routes, and possible alignment issues. I'm guessing the knee is off alignment and that's what's causing the hip pain, but I'm not a PT, so I don't know for sure.
In any case it's EXTREMELY frustrating because I have a mileage goal and I'm really wanting to make some headway into my 2014 goals :(