Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Hip To Be Square
Getting old sucks.
And I'm not even that old...
I've been dealing with a nagging hip ailment for almost a year now. The thing is that it only bugs me when I'm going race pace on the bike. If I'm just tootling around I'm totally fine. If I'm walking down the street there's nothing.
The pain started happening during my first MTB race last year. I don't know if it was an improper bike fit, under trained, the ridiculous cold (17 degrees) or an old bike wreck come back to haunt me (Lord knows I've had plenty of those too.). Frankly it could have been any one of those things or all of them in no particular order. But what I know is that the pain never really goes away whenever I try to turn the pedals in anger.
Now I'm sure the question in everyone's mind is; What have you done about it? Fair question.
I've gone to the chiropractor, massage therapist, and pro bike fitter. Next on the agenda is an acupuncturist.
I'm sure a few of you have noticed a doctor and physical therapist aren't on that list yet. I'm apprehensive to go to the doctor... I have a pretty good idea of what he's going to tell me. I've gone through all this with my shoulder before.
This is how the scenario runs through my mind:
Doctor looks at me
Tells me to stay off the bike for 3-4 weeks
Stretches and strengthening exercises
After that doesn't work. Take the needle (Cortisone shot).
The thing is that I've tried all that (Minus the needle).
If the acupuncturists doesn't work I'll go the official route... I don't know. I guess no one has ever accused me of being bright.
I'd just really like to tear legs off without feeling like I'm doing the same thing to my own.
So I'll keep you all posted (I'm sure you're riveted).
Thanks for reading!
Rubber side down,
Posted by Big E at 12:51 PM