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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Anecdotes and/or antidotes welcome





Over the past week I have been doing a bit of research…

Research that is not in and of itself a pain in the arss but is in fact research on a pain in the arss




it seems..  that Judi and I both are suffering with Piriformis syndrome…


It started for Judi about a year ago…  and for me 6 months or so ago.  When it started I thought it was just normal soreness… a slight hamstring issue due to a change in my running gait..  I just ignored it like I do for most of my aches and pains but…  this time it did not just go away

And now…for me it has gotten to the point of debilitation

Running = Pain from my buttcheeks radiating down to my calf in both legs…  I can’t generate much power…  I have to keep a short stride… and the speed is just not there

Sitting = discomfort in the area as well…  I have even contemplated a standing type desk.

And picking stuff up off of the floor…  oh, that has been difficult for quite some time now…  and makes me feel like an old man

I’ve started doing research/rehab and treatment as I, once again, try and fix up this old body…  but all that said..

Anecdotes and/or antidotes welcome… 

I’d love to hear some success stories

7 comments:

ratasalacarrera said...

It's more of a pain/discomfort management thing, not a magic cure, but this is one place where foam rolling does seem to help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Qw4aAFdbc

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

Looks like you've got an A Grade excuse to get some massage appointments booked!

Nerve problems are never fun and always tricky to deal with. But at the same time, they can go away just as fast as they come on. So I'll pray it disappears over night for your Xmas present this year!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

A good PT will have an eletronic foam roller that really gets into your mucles.

I would contact a PT to see what you should do

Lesser is More said...

Yea, that's a literal pain the ass! Usually a weakness or breakdown of something else in that region (glutes, hamstrings, psoas, etc) that causes it. You're also going to have a hard time massaging that out yourself, so it is much better if you can go to a PT. Of course, that first massage is going to hurt. Get ready to make a pain face...

Matthew Smith said...

That sucks that you guys are hurting so much. I've had some bad butt pain this year. Maybe I've got it too! I hope you get it figured out or find a good masseuse. Have a Merry Christmas!

Wes said...

hmmmm... I think Marni went through that. You should chat her up. She lives in your neck of the woods.

http://trimarni.blogspot.com

it's all about pace said...

thanks for all the feedback guys. I'm actively persuing treatment

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