I ran the LA Marathon last year. I was in good enough shape but my feet were not and I ended up getting Plantars fasciitis. It has taken me 10 months to get back to the point that I can run without pain again. It was a major pain in the ass. I guess it didn't help that I have to walk on it every day but that is life. My advise is to baby it and do what you can. Injures suck!
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I'm just now recovering from the worst bout of sciatic pain I've ever had. I'm so glad to see this thread. I may have to suck it up and visit a chiropractor and just find out if I need an adjustment or at least identify the problem. Ugh. I hope you've been doing better Orchidlady!
i to have a hip that goes forwards and pinches the same nerve it sucks! lots of hip flexor stretches are a must..you can find the mobility work out of the day blog and look for his hip workouts and this has helped when i feel my tell tell sign that i may be having issues. Also i learned that while i am going through the inflamation..LOTS of water and i do water workouts...it helps keep from getting stiff. The last time i had an issue was over a year ago and it lasted several weeks but with lots of stretching and water and movement (and the help of my chiropractor) i was able to get over it quickly (i know several weeks seems like a long time..i have suffered in pain for months at a time before)
I admit - I'm ignorant. I have been battling sciatica for about a month or so. A couple weeks ago I had two days of extensive travel (with extensive sitting!) and the next day did squats and deadlifts. Not good! I ended up going to the chiropractor for the first time in my life. Come to find out, I have one hip about 3/4 inch lower than the other one, which is culprit for the pinched nerve. He can get it adjusted, but right now, as he said, "squats and deadlifts are not your friends!" When I asked if they ever would be, he said there would be no problem in the future, but not right now. The trainer I am working with has been really gracious and has said we can work around it, which we have, and I still get a productive workout. It is just very frustrating, particularly on my own, to have to substitute and try to manipulate WOD's for what I can do. I have not had to deal with an injury before. I am just looking for advice and words of wisdom from anyone else who has.
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