Runalicious Winner & Physiotherapy

First off, it feels so good to have my runner’s confessions off my chest and hearing some of yours Thanks for sharing.

Second, a BIG thanks to everyone who entered the Runalicious T-Shirt Contest, I loved all the slogans 🙂 The fine folks at Runalicious have chosen a WINNER!!!

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“Because I Can”

and the winner is

Congrats Tera M!

Keep an eye out on the blog for the upcoming print pictures soon 🙂

Third – I may have made my physiotherapist laugh out loud at 8 am yesterday morning.

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Yes, I’m back in Physiotherapy. Last winter I was having SI joint problems and was in PT for about 3 months and it got better. I started running ALL THE TIME and my back got a lot better. I had no problems until a few weeks before my HALF Marathon, I took one little step in my kitchen (flat surface) and BAM! That dam shooting pain in my back can back. I may have cried like a baby…..this happened just before my half marathon and I was worried I couldn’t run.

The good news: it doesn’t hurt when I run.

The pain has been there for almost 2 months now, s-l-o-w-l-y getting better. Since I have an awesome Doctor, she sent me for x-rays, massage therapy and physiotherapy to get it all worked out.

The bad news: turns out, I have degenerative osteoarthritis in both my right and left  SI joints. Your left is worse but mild she said. Umm, I’m 34 years old and I have what? Also, apparently it can be common after multiple pregnancies. Well, that’s just great.

Remember this……(if you are new you might not know I wore these fancy braces while pregnant)

Don't be jealous

Rocking KT Tape and a Maternity Brace!

Treatment – nothing. Keep being active, keep running, keep working out and if it flairs up take some meds if you feel you need to. Oh, and back to Physiotherapy.

So, yesterday morning was my first visit back and I had my purple PRO Compression socks under my pants. My legs were a little tired from two days of running (10k, 5k) so wearing my compression socks was just part of my normal running routine to aid in recovery. And, I really just love wearing my compression socks.

Anyway……..She wanted to see my feet/legs and how I walked etc. As I pulled up my pant leg to my knee she burst out laughing! “I wasn’t expecting that” she said with a few more giggles. Mind you, it was 8 AM when we met. “Are those compression socks?”… Yes I replied. “Those are sweet, I love the colour”. Me too, I  said, me too 🙂 Then we talked about compression socks for a while and I left with a happy SI joint.

Now I must go be a good patient and do my special exercises 🙂 Maybe next week I’ll wear my fancy compression socks, HA!

Do you go to Physiotherapy?

SI joint suggestions? 

Do you wear your compression socks to work?

 

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13 thoughts on “Runalicious Winner & Physiotherapy

  1. You know i wear compression socks….everywhere really. And sometimes as work just on the days when I know that I will be sitting for a while. I have nothing to offer you with regards to advice but I hope that what they do works!

  2. Oh the joys of si joint pain, my left side is also worse then my right and so far knock on wood only the left side has ever flared up. But I can’t stand up straight or walk without a bad limp when it’s bad, good luck finding what works to ease the pain.

    • I can stand and walk but it’s painful to take a step (not now but when it first starts). The physio treatment really helped the other day, I felt like a different person after I left!

  3. I do go to physio when I need it. We don’t have a full time physio in town so it’s hard unless your injury coordinates itself with travel plans. I love compression socks and often wear sleeves or socks to work, they feel so good. I hope your SI gets better.

  4. My SI joint flares up every once in a while, my fix is to go visit my chiro, usually 2, maybe 3 visits and it’s back happy again. I’ve also noticed that since I’ve been strength training a lot, and doing a lot of core/hip work, that it is much more happy and stays in place better. I hope it starts to behave for you too!

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