Monday, June 4, 2012

DX: Gluteal Tendinitis

I didn't run the DX AA half yesterday :(  I got up, did my pre-race routine, met the girls at 7am to hit the shuttle to the start line as if I was going to run.  After parking, I tried to jog around the block and didn't make it 10 feet.  PAIN.  and a LOT of it.  my right leg just couldn't move forward.

So I walked the block and returned to my car to ditch the singlet and bib and put on a cotton shirt.  Cotton on race day.  ewww.  I ended up walking 5+ miles and cheering on the runners with our other team members.  It was fun and a lot less depressing than staying at home sulking over my injury.
I got into the MD this morning and he diagnosed me with gluteal tendonitis.  For the record, he didn't seem to know what he was doing and admitted he doesn't know much about athletes and their injuries, so he sent me over to the Running Institute to be evaluated.  (I would have gone right there but I have an HMO and needed the referral).

I have an early morning appt there tomorrow and I can't wait.  I already know one of the owners really well and feel very confident in their skill sets, so I'm looking forward to it.  I was in more pain today than yesterday, walking is becoming annoying.  I have a limp cause it hurts to lift my right leg each time.  Getting up out of a chair, or out of my car is the worst so far. 

So I'll be in touch :)  Hopefully some stretching and manipulating by the experts at the Running Institute will help me get back on the road.  Or at least have some relief to not be miserable limping to the bathroom in the middle of the night!


  1. Have you ever tried acupuncture? IT got rid of my plantar fasciitis and knee pain! I swear by it now.

    Get Up & Go

  2. Hope your visit goes well today! There is definitely nothing more frustrating than nagging injuries. I'm sure you'll get a plan of action today and be back up and running soon!

  3. I'm glad you still enjoyed the day even though you couldn't run. I hope everything goes well at your appointment. Wishing you a speedy recovery from whatever this turns out to be.