I have wonderful news. The new sports doc I visited yesterday says he can have me running again in about a month. Woohoo! I’ll briefly explain the appointment and because I have no pics from the doc’s office (it’d be odd if I did), here are breakfast pics instead. Who doesn’t love breakfast???
I told him my issues in detail and he first wanted x-rays. No hip fracture – hurray! Then he moved my legs around to see what hurt. For one or two test movements, I was supposed to push my leg against his hand, and he laughed at how week my hips were. Whoops!
Then he diagnosed the problem, which isn’t news to me: inflammation of the bursa (sacks in your hips), IT band strain, and possible hip muscle tear or strain as well. Then he stretched me out a bit. Believe me when I say it’s awkward having a male stranger stretching out your hips on an examination table. I must say, it worked well though. We stretched hip muscles I didn’t know existed.
Then there was a vibration thingy and then electric therapy. Electronic sensors put on my hips that felt like little pins and needles. It is used to bring blood flow to the area. I guess it’s similar to the ultrasound I once got on my knee for the same reason.
So there ya have it. Of course, with this news I’ve already looked up races. (I think I’m addicted.) I want to try the Race to the Bar 10k at Natty Greene’s Brewing in September. I like North Carolina beer. I like running. Runners get two beers after the race. Is this not perfect for me???
Got any races or other fitness-related events on your calendar?