I knew something was wrong Saturday after the half marathon.
My hip hurt. Like bad!
It wasn't just the dull ache, it full on was a sharp annoyance.
And going up stairs...impossible to do without tears, or yelps of pain.
I did the logical thing.
Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.
I took ibuprofen around the clock.
Come Monday, I was walking a little better...but not much.
I opted to head in for a 90 min massage to work out my IT band, hoping that would help.
At least not a lot.
Yesterday I finally bit the bullet and went into a physical therapist.
He's confident I have an acute bursitis in my hip.
They did an electro-stimulation, put some heat on it, and taped it up.
I'm set to go back in on Monday too.
I'm pretty discouraged.
I planned to make this my best running month yet, but that is out the window.
He told me he thinks I'll be healed within a week or 2, once the inflammation goes down.
But until then, I'm only supposed to walk.
And even if I walk, it can only be if there is zero pain.
Well. Right now, I never have zero pain. So walking is out too.
Each day I stretch it, and each day it seems to feel a little better than the last.
Here's hoping the pain goes away completely so I can get ready for my next half!