"It's a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do." - Allan Sillitoe

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

ITB - the diagnosis

Saw a Doctor at Sportsmed Subiaco today and had a cortisone shot into the inflammed bursar and also some needling of the tendon under local anaethetic.  Doc said he could feel scar tissue when he was needling so thinks that I am pushing it to be able run a pain free marathon at Rottnest (pretty unlikely he thinks). He hopes that what he has done today will result in less/different pain but says my ITB is still too tight. Apparently though, I can't do any permanent damage so the question is if I can put up with the pain.

I am to do self massage with rolling pin and a cricket ball twice a day (not into the knee for 4-5 days) and also get some massage from someone who will "get right in there" on my ITB and is prepared to make it hurt.

I am to run on Thursday morning - nothing long but I'm allowed to try some quicker stuff so probably try 8.4km with 3-4km @ marathon pace.

Also saw the oesteopath this morning - I had the trifecta - ribs, back and pelvis all out of alignment so no wonder I've crocked myself. All lined up now though.  I sounded like a bowl of rice bubbles under manipulation.

Back to the doc after the marathon for longer term solution re the ITB.

I'm going to do everything I can to get to the starting line with half a chance of finishing.  That means being able to run more than 3.5km though which is something that was beyond me on Sunday.


Epi said...

Hi Biscuitman -

sorry I didn't get your message til later in the day
Wed I'm out visiting nursing homes all day so pretty flexible to leave or give you the strap.

Call my mobile O4l26l372O


Clown said...

Hope the cortisone injection works its wonders.

Rolling pin will def help as will a deep tissue massage.

Simon Elliott said...

Go you good thing!

Jen Feeny said...

Just stick to the plan, do everything they recommend and come race day you will know what you are capable of. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you B!

trailblazer777 said...

Well done.
All the best with Rotto, sounds like you are making good progress...
Barry Hall might be the key to the flag too...

sRod said...

I'm hoping everything works out for you...but don't go hurting yourself!