Injury Update 

Running on cambered roads has made me super injury prone. I think I’ve mentioned this a few times but I’ve never really gotten into specifics. I’ve had three areas that have been causing me problems ever since I had to changed my running routes. 

Right hip: 

I think the trouble I’ve had with this one is my right leg compensating for my left because of the IT band issues I’ve had. This one has actually gotten a lot better since I’ve been working on strengthening my hips. It doesn’t hurt when I’m running or walking anymore, and only occasionally gets little twinges of pain when I do ab work. I’m like 90% sure this one isn’t going to be a problem anymore, as long as I keep working on my hips, that is. Still, I’ll take that as a win. 😃 

Left IT band: 

This thing has been the bane of my existence for the past 8 months or so. But yet again, hip strengthening really has seemed to help. It still gets kinda tight sometimes but that’s about it. I’m really hoping my struggles with this one are finally at an end. 

Left Shin: 

So here’s the really fun one…not. I’ve had a stress fracture in this leg before. It’s been healed for a couple of years, but in December I started having pains that felt very similar to the stress fracture.So I took 3 weeks off of running and when I came back everything was fine, until a few days ago that is. 

On Saturday it hurt for the first mile or so of my 5 mile run, but eventually it stopped hurting so I didn’t think anything of it. But yesterday it was bothering me during my easy mile run and whenever I walked and today it doesn’t seem any better. 

Initially I was just going to say fuck it and run on it anyway but that’s just a bad idea. So I suppose I’m going to take a few more days off from running and hope that’s all I need to get better. 

I’m so tired of being injured. 🤕☹️

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5 thoughts on “Injury Update 

  1. cassfisheye

    Always good to rest! Also, not sure if you have one, but I find that foam rolling helps me a lot with aches and pains. Especially with both IT bands, and it helps loosen up my calves which contribute to shin pain.

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  2. whostardis

    i so feel your pain! what hip exercises are you doing? my left hip is the constant bane of my existence. when i had shin splints i went to wearing my compression socks all the time, massage with ice, pain cream and stretches specifically for that muscle area. it took me about 2 months (while running) to get that to go away. hope you get rid of that soon, a broken leg would be no bueno!

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      http://www.runnersworld.com/the-body-shop/flex-benefits
      ^ Here’s a link to the hip exercises I’ve been doing! Hmmm I’ve only been wearing my compression socks during long runs and speed workouts. Maybe I should be wearing them right now haha. I mean, they are supposed to help with things like this. Thank you! That would be pretty terrible… It is feeling a little better today though, I’m kinda hoping it just needed a few days off. But just in case, I’m going to go put my compression socks on. 🙂

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