Sunday, August 21, 2011
First, I appreciate all the feedback (and I will reply individually soonest). I really do. On and off this forum, people have been giving me hints of encouragement and all of it is taken to heart. It really is.
The Plan is as follows:
A. Dawn on Monday - try running in specialty shoe (Merrill Trail Glove) to see if pain persists in hamstring. This is a Towpath idea. Although I despise all things Towpath, I will try it.
B.11:00am on Tuesday - appt with DC-area running specialist Dr. Pribut
C. TBD - appointment with hip specialist per Beth Young
UPDATE: My two closest "injury advisers", Sarah the Stretcher and Dr. Beck the Chiro, say the following:
"Over the past year, you have reported pain on the right side of your lower body. At the same time, you have presented with a number of tight as well as weak/inhibited muscles. The biomechanics on your left side, while not perfect, are much better than the right.
The differences in the right and left side of your body have resulted in unusual and abnormal stresses on the muscles and tendons. Stresses so great that they resulted in two stress fractures of the pubic bones.
Last time I saw you, the muscle involvement was consistent with a Category 1 Pelvic Fault - a pelvic imbalance where one side of your pelvis (the left) rests slightly forward of the other side (the right). Because your dysfunctions are solidly established, there was no quick fix. The pelvis corrected and was fine while you were lying down, but as soon as you stood up and walked, the patterns of muscle contraction and recruitment caused the pain that had previously existed.
None of this happened overnight and cannot be corrected quickly. Your lack of flexibility is causing an imbalance of the pelvis. This imbalance has resulted in an unusual amount of stress/strain on passive tissue (tendons, ligaments, joint capsules)."
"The process is long term with any treatment protocol. Go and see these guys and have the studies done(mri, ct,etc) and see what they come up with. The odds are we are looking at some tendon issue with some joint function issue. Get back to me with the details and we can go from there. I will try to give you my opinion on some options. Just give me a call when you put it all together and we can see if chiro and muscle work fit in your course of treatment."