I got great overall news yesterday when I went an orthopedic sports medicine doctor.
My concerns were my hip, which hasn’t recovered since my marathon and my achilles which we really bad a couple weeks ago when I tried running.
He took X-rays and I told him about my
desire need to run. I told him how I weighed 100 lbs more that I do now just 2 years ago and running was the major reason I am where I am physically. He seemed impressed and wanted to help.
For my hip, he said I had bursitis. He said he wanted to inject it and then have me put heat on it and an anti-infamitory cream. He also wants to send me to a physical therapist to get some help. So he came in with a needle and went to inject me. At the point I thought he was numbing it, he was done. No pain from the needle! By the time I got into my car, I was in less pain. For the first time in a long time, driving my stick shift didn’t bother my hip. My walk yesterday afternoon felt great and, though I wanted to “try it out” running, I didn’t.
My achilles does have a spur on it. He said he could operate on it but that could end my running completely. He said it looked fine and I think the PT will help me with that some also. He just said to stretch well use ice.
Before I left, I asked him if there was any reason I couldn’t run immediately and he said no, I can run as soon as I want. He did say not to run hard for a bit, so no workouts – darn! 🙂
Everything checks out. I figure I’ll keep walking through the weekend and maybe start running slowly starting next week.
Enjoy your running weekend. I’ll be right there with you soon!!!