Good New and Bad News


Happy Thanksgiving eve! November has just flown by! I hope everyone is having a good day, gearing up for lots of yummy food!

As promised, I have an update on my IT band situation. There is good news and bad news. Let’s start with the good.

Monday, I had to go to Mississippi for some personal things, and I went to the chiropractor twice. When I went in the morning and told him my knee was still not right, he got all excited because he has just gotten back from a conference dealing with extremities. He said he learned a lot about legs/knees/hips and had some tests he wanted to try on my legs and some adjustments he wanted to do when I came back that afternoon. ooookkk.

So I go back and he did a serious of tests, bending pulling, stretching, having me point/flex/etc. and He told me that I have absolutely zero rotation in either of my legs/knees/hips. They won’t turn at all apparently. I or course thought I was normal and you were not supposed to be able to rotate like that. I was on my back and he bent my knee, turned my leg in and tried to pull it towards me and my hip flexor hurt so bad he couldn’t get it to go anywhere. Then he did some kind of adjustment to my hip and knee and tried it again and my leg turned a whole lot farther!

Basically, my right hip is so badly rotated that my leg can’t sit in my hip socket properly or something like that, so that is most likely what is causing all the stress on my IT band which is causing it to get inflamed and tight. Good news, he can fix it my basically putting everything back where it is supposed to be.

Bad news….I need to go see him as often as possible before my race to make training possible (once is just not going to do it obviously) and I cant go back for two weeks! I am going to try to go the 2nd and third weekends in December and the first week of January right before the race and  just pray that is enough.

I tired running yesterday to see if I could tell a difference. Good news, I made it 1.5 miles zero pain. I was so happy! But then it started to get tight. I ran walked the last 1.5 miles, stopping every half mile to walk for one minute and that seemed to help. I hurt a little this morning but not badly. I am stretching and foam rolling hoping that helps. 1.5 miles is good though…before, it was hurting from the very first step, so this is progress I guess? I guess I will just have to do a lot of driving back to MS in order to make this happen!

sorry for the lack of pictures, I have been so busy the past couple of days getting ready for our cruise. I will take Thanksgiving pictures tomorrow!

QOTD: Any fun Thanksgiving traditions?

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  1. 🙁 My hips used to be like that too. Why don’t you see a chiropractor by your parents’ place? That would be your best bet for the race.

    • because I prepaid for 68 visits with this guy, plus I really like him. when I signed up i didnt think I would have to go in order to be able to even run the marathon 🙁

  2. Oh no! Poor you! Try and find someone that can fix it – near your parents’ place! Be careful and stretch, stretch, stretch!

  3. I’m with Jen. Maybe your chiro could recommend someone closer to you? I had to go to the chiropractor four times within about 10 days to get my left side adjusted and fix my foot pain. It’s been totally fine since, but it’s such a process. I know you must be frustrated. Good luck!

  4. Hope you feel better soon. Injuries are so frustrating.

  5. just curious…you said you ran 1.5 miles without pain…how much rest time do you need in b/w that run and your next run to have the next run be pain free too? Just a thought… SO glad you found someone who can help you! That’s awesome! good luck!

  6. hope that this does the trick! too bad that you won’t be able to see him more often. i always feel better when i know more about the problem and have a plan for fixing it.

    no real thanksgiving traditions…i’m running my first turkey trot tomorrow, and i’m hoping to make that a tradition.

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