Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A Hitch in My Get Along

My Couch to 5K plans are being thwarted, big time.

Last summer I had the gall to work out with a trainer. It was very much beyond my mommy-out-of-shape self. I was a four season athlete in my teens and thought I could get back into shape if this 20-something guy named Justin whipped me there.

What happened was that I aggravated an old shoulder injury and ended up with a chronic hip problem.

My hip flexor "flares up" whenever I start exercising again. The trainer boy taught me how to stretch, but it doesn't really help.

This time it's REALLY bad. I can't stand up straight without it popping and me sort of falling to the ground.

I've taken something stronger than Tylenol. I'm heading to bed.

The worst part being that tomorrow I have an evening meeting for school, which means working from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM. So the fact that I can't stand up straight at this point without toppling over could present an issue. Guess I'll be doing a lot of sitting!

Advice welcome here - go to a doctor? let it get better and then just lay off the jogging? see a chiropractor?


Midwest Beach Girl said...

Dangler Doctors advice:
I asked mom (since she obviously has hip problems). She suggested stretching and take it easy.

My question is this: do you think it is related to your back troubles? If so, then see a chiro. However, sometimes their advice is merely homeopathic/exercises, so I prefer to see a med Dr. They can usually give advice on when the pain is really bad and some sort of ice/ibuprofen/rest combo that makes me happier.

Don't know if that helps, but let me know how it goes!

Jacque said...

These things always happen when one doesn't have TIME for them! Darn! I suggest seeing a regular doc, too - maybe a sports med ortho? There are some good ones at the Oakview Ortho Hospital. I saw two different Dr. Browns when I was having knee problems and they both came highly recommended. Good luck, dear. Hopefully this will pass quickly!

Beck said...

Let your injury heal and then see a doctor before you start up again. I can't jog at all because I have fragile knees, so good luck to you.

mum2brady said...

Oh no - I'd take it easy!!! Here's hoping work goes okay!!!

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Michelle said...

Sorry to hear you're in so much pain; I think it would be worth it to at least see a chiropractor and see if they can do anything for you!