Man. If you’d told me this butt issue was going to turn into this big thing, I wouldn’t haven’t have believed you.
Well, maybe I would have, because that just seems to be the way it goes.
If I remember correctly, I left off after I visited the doc, who told me I suffered from a case of pyriformis (butt) overuse, stretch, take a week of and start back running slowly. If I didn’t tell you that part, well there you go. The problem was that three days after that not only did I not feel even the tiniest bit better, but I was also feeling more pain in my lower back. There is no way I could even think about running as I was still limping around walking. My super nice PT friend agreed to come over Thursday. After my explanation and some butt touching she agreed, gave me some specific stretches and said if It didn’t feel better by Monday to call and set up an appointment with the chiropractors office.
Monday rolled around and things were feeling better. I even had about half the day where it didn’t hurt at all. Then came Tuesday and in my rush to get out of the house couldn’t remember if I had locked the door. I jogged from my car to my front door to check and in that 50 feet my back started hurting again.
At this point it had been over a week since the run and after a couple of days of feeling better this was just frustrating.
6 days later I’m in the chiropractors office and I’m hoping to finally to make some headway. Essentially, my pelvis (on the right side) is tilted and twisted, which is causing twisting further up in my spine. The pain is in my SI joint. It’s difficult to see in the picture of a picture but you can at least see that although I’m standing up straight, it appears as though I’m leaning to the right.
He’s recommended visits 3x/week for a total 24 visits, with daily stretches and exercises that will increase in type and difficulty as we progress. He also told me I will have to keep up with some exercises (that have not yet been specified) even after things are “fixed” in order to avoid this happening again. Finally, I’m going to have to incorporate more cross training – swimming, rollerblading and biking are supposedly best for SI joint.
In his words, I should be able to get back to exercising “pretty quickly”. It’s the running part I’m not really sure of. At this point I feel both relieved and frustrated as I just want to get back to being active and of course, running. At this rate I’ll be out just as long or longer as when I broke my toe a few months ago, only then at least I was able to exercise in other ways after a couple weeks. Three weeks into this injury and I’m still sidelined from all exercise.
January 16, 2014 at 10:29 pm
I’m so sorry! So very frustrating! I really hope that the chiropractor helps and you are on the road to recovery and running!
January 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm
The pregnancy is what really kicked the issue Into gear. It’s the babies fault 🙂
January 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm
Lol! And you will end up saying that for many years to come! 🙂
January 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm
Oh, hope it gets better soon!
January 17, 2014 at 12:13 am
Ugh. I know the feeling. This happened to me while I was pregnant and it SUCKED! That SI joint is tricky. My chiropractor told me to have my hubby pull hard on my leg as hard as I could stand it to help open the joint. Not sure if that might help you?
January 17, 2014 at 6:35 am
This sounds awful. 😦 I have to say that without exercising, my back is killing me constantly. These babies are getting heavy! Yours are older than mine so I can only imagine. After seeing this post I really need to kick stretching and exercising into gear again. Us twin moms can’t afford back pains. Good luck and quick healing to you!
January 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm
Don’t forget your core – I suspect my split abs didn’t help the situation.
January 22, 2014 at 4:41 pm
True. I have this Gaiam peanut ball thing that is for back and core and I think it’s helping. The problem with me is laziness. I wish I had your motivation.
January 17, 2014 at 8:44 am
I suffer from SI joint pain and the best therapy for me has been strengthening my core. I go to pilates and the way they have you engage your core has done wonders for me. I have twins as well and SI joint pain is the worst because it affects everything you do. I even feel the pain if I sneeze wrong! I hope you get back on your feet soon. I think prevention is key for any SI/back pain.
January 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm
The chiro said I’m going to have to start being more consistent about cross training. I’m planning to add Yoga and more strength training back in so hopefully this won’t happen again. I’m sure the split ab muscles from the babies didn’t help!
January 17, 2014 at 8:51 am
As a fellow wonky back sufferer, you have my sympathy!
January 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm
here’s hoping some adjustments, exercises and strength training keeps this from happening again! Thanks!
January 17, 2014 at 8:54 am
Ouch, hope you can get back to running eventually after building it up again. How frustrating!
January 21, 2014 at 9:40 pm
January 17, 2014 at 10:52 am
Hope it gets better soon! Yes, cross training will help strengthen all your stabalizing muscles so hopefully this won’t happen again.
January 17, 2014 at 5:31 pm
I feel like runners always have the most challenging exercise routine for injuries. Yuck. 😦
January 21, 2014 at 2:28 pm
Oh yikes! I’m so sorry you’re still sidelined and it’s going to take so much work to get back to good. Be diligent about your stretching and exercising and maybe all the cross training you’ll do will point you towards triathlons instead of just running? 🙂
January 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm
Ha maybe except I hate swimming 🙂
January 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm
Me too lol