So, every time I train for an endurance event, I get a little something that bugs me the whole time. The first time, when I trained for Nashville, it was my front right hip. It was always sore and sometimes, it felt like it was catching. When I trained for New Orleans, I thought it was my sciatic nerve but turns out, it was probably my SI joint. Now, in training for Savannah, my SI joint has come back but it's a lot weirder and I know the culprit. It's my piriformis tendon. It was tight likes no one's business and not only can I feel it in my connecting back muscles and SI joint, I can also feel it in the top of my hamstring and now it's going to further. Awesome.
So how do I fix it...
1. not run - not happening
2. Chiropractor - it gets worse when I don't go, it gets better when I do. So, if I can actually try to go more, I'd probably feel a little better
3. Massage - I have been trying to get a massage for the past couple of weeks but it's so hard to find the time. I can't go to a frou frou massage place and have them gently rub my muscles. It's a waste of money. I have to go to a sports massage therapist and tell them what's hurting so they can rub it painfully until it's fixed. That is something I need to do immediately.
I made my husband rub my hamstring out with The Stick but it's not helping. I need a serious massage.
What kind of pains do you get when running/training?
Do you get regular massages?