It’s been about a week and a half since I heard the news about my back and think I finally know what is going on with it! I went to a second chiropractor who specializes in ART (active release techniques applying movement based massage and deep stretching that treats problems with muscles) and he took a look at my scans. Turns out he didn’t think it was a fracture at all because the angle the x-ray that was originally taken could’ve just been an overlap of a bone looking like a fracture. He suggested I still make an appointment with an Orthopedic to get a more detailed scan, which I did, and..NO fracture! Woo! Both the Orthopedic and Chiropractor believe that I have iliopsoas and/or piriformis syndrome which is caused by a shortening or tightening of the muscle which can occur when someone increases their training load, sits for too long (in general or on the bike) and runs often. So, good news is I don’t have a fracture. Bad news is, I still can’t run. I am working with the Chiropractor weekly, stretching and icing a ton, and taking some anti-inflammatory meds my doctor prescribed so now all I can really do is wait and rest up!
I still have been biking and swimming (that doesn’t seem to make the injury worse or better) but did have to miss out on one of my favorite half marathons this weekend, the Madison Mini.
Loved cheering from the sidelines though! 🙂
August 15-21 Workouts
- Open water swim 50 minutes~ 2,525 yards
- Bike 60 minutes~ 17 miles
- Open water swim 50 minutes~ 2,200 yards
- Bike 2:30~ 43 miles
- Open water swim 60 minutes~ 3,526 yards
- Bike full Ironman course ~ 112 miles
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