Thursday, January 03, 2008

A not so happy new injury..

That's right! Some little freakn` thing in my lower left leg has been annoying the shit out of me this past week. It happened after my long run of 16 on Saturday and has been hanging around, worse at times than others. I have done some self treatment doctor stuff on it but I can only do so much from my angle and need assistance. So the pain as you can see by the nice smooth legs of the lady is exactly where her thumb is and just a little bit higher to that, case in point!

Now this pain in the leg, left, feels like a nerve entrapment at that junction, but also feels like a muscle overuse problem, Humm.. Hello, Ya, 16 miles of overuse! I know, I know and the Bigun is going to say see I told ya Johnny! But listen here ya'll, this is about the road to the big show at CdA. Yes, I don't want to be plagued with an injury this early on but I tell you, I would rather have it show up now that 2-3 weeks before. I have time to adjust and correct this little fukr` and get it on my side. Oh, and it only bothers me while running Uphill or walking down stairs. Not biking or swimming.
In the mean time I continue to work on my pencil sticks to get some good leg strength and build and to make sure I'm strong enough so this doesn't happen... HFS!!....

Now instead of leaving you with #157 in some serious beyond HFS pain.. I will defer to the more pleasing look of...

rockon`

9 comments:

Bigun said...

I told ya so! You Vato's never listen.

Shelley said...

Are you sure it's not ITB syndrome..a common overuse injury?? See a PT or your Dr...a good massage therapist will be able to help you out with that too!! Good luck!

Allez said...

Huh. That sucks. That's the same place where I've been getting pain. I went to my chiro this morning from some neck cracking & e-stim on my knee. Take care of yourself and send some tips my way, doc ;-)

Andra Sue said...

Hope you get it taken care of! And where the heck did you get that disturbing picture of the runner guy with the broken leg? OUCH. :(

Formulaic said...

That sucks!

At least it happens now, when there is still plenty of time to get better.

Just GET BETTER!

Spokane Al said...

I hope your injury is minor and over quickly.

I tend to stretch everyday and also use The Stick ( http://www.thestick.com/ ) after each run and bike ride which helps me get the kinks and soreness out of my legs. It might be worth a try.

Ryan said...

ITB! Stretching and massage. Try these http://runningtimes.com/rt/articles/?id=6099

Molly said...

OMG...that broken leg picture is GROSS!
Take Care...hope you are better soon!

S. Baboo said...

Yep, stretching and massage and of course check to make sure your shoes don’t have too many miles. I also find that I become prone to injury and the legs start feeling badly when I am doing too much speed work, too many tempo runs or too many hills. I have run through various minor injuries simply by cutting out the speed work, running more on flats and running more on trails and dirt roads. Of course if it persists see the doc.

Oh, you win the sick pic award!