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I have been sidelined all year with a very painful neuromuscular strain and could use your help and experience. I was training for AR50 and ran a 50K prior to AR50. 8 miles into the 50K my shin and knee flared up. Then my right hip (all on the same side). I hobbled the first loop of the 50K.
Since then, February, I have a burning pain in the upper quadrant of my right glute, which then radiates down my hamstring. This last weekend at the Death Ride, the calf got soar at mile 22, but was able to finish without strain. My hamstring is still soar at the insertion to the glute.
I suppose it's time to see a professional about this, but had hoped with time off that this would heal, but it has not.
Have any of you had any injuries like this? Sound familiar? Would love your thoughts.
Ya best to save some time and get it diagnosed if you can. I rarely use physio but might be best for you. It sounds like it could be right side related due to biomechanics or running on the same camber side of the road. Might relate to a subtle SI or internal rotators ( in glute) being tweaked as well or even your fascia on that right side. I just got some rolfing work done to resolve some right leg issues as well that sound very similiar. Hope that helps ya would get back out there!
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Oh yeah, you need to find a GOOD PT, and possibly a doc. I have not had this issue, but it could literally be as simple as a trigger point or as complex as a spinal/nerve thing.
From my litany of issues with my IT band last year (which is thankfully good all this year), I found that a qualified PT is not good enough: you need a PT who is really good at what they do and knows runners/ultra athletes, which is unfortunately not as common as one might expect. That's not a rap on PTs, but a comment about how difficult it is to properly diagnose some of these issues. I went through three PTs, myofascial release, and the US's leading expert doc on IT bands before finding a PT who was really good and got me up and running again. Just sayin'.
I was at the Death Ride too! Sorry we didn't bump into each other.
Thanks, Guys. I reached out to a PT yesterday - she works with Ultra runners. Have had my gait checked while walking and running and have corrections to make there as well, small tweaks, but strength training should also help. Thanks again, glad I asked and appreciate the responses.
Sorry to miss you, at DR, Ken. Great day to ride long!
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