Friday, May 10, 2013

Ready... Steady...

One more physio visit to go. Only one more!

It's like looking forward to graduation. Or prison release. :)



  1. Hi Johanna: I'm a runner suffering with HHT also, and I've been in physical therapy for one month. I'm still having the pain in my hamstring (two places) and sciatic pain down my leg (especially when I sit), although both have been reduced somewhat. I'm on a core strengthening program right now while I'm out of running. Just curious if/when your pain went away? Also, did you experience any set backs--like you felt that the pain was almost gone and your flexibility was almost back for a few days, just to end up in pain again, even when not running?

    1. Hi there,
      I thought I had replied to this but now I'm looking I don't see it - odd!
      I still get pain when I sit for long periods of time - I've been told I probably always will. The good news is that I don't get any pain when running or doing my strength exercises anymore. I have to test the tendons out by doing hamstring bridges - if there is any pain at all then I have to back off my training until it's clear again. My PT said that's the best indicator for this injury.
      Yep - lots of set backs! I thought I was 'cured' so many times only to have it all come back again. Part of that was my fault - I probably ran to much/too early/too hard when I shouldn't have. Are you swimming or cycling while you're off running?

  2. Thanks for your reply! I am swimming and cycling some while I'm sidelined but I HATE IT. Hate it. My PT let me run on the treadmill yesterday, for .57 miles at a very very very slow pace (10:30 mile)- such a tease- but, I didn't have much pain that night. Its the "power moves" and running fast (by my standards anyway--not yours--I run a 6:30 mile which is slow for you, I know!!) that she won't let me do yet. Baby steps, I suppose. I still can't even lift 5 pounds in a hamstring curl without pain right now, but I can bend down and touch my toes without pain now, and I have been able to drive without sciatic pain. I am so excited for you that you are back to running. I know it feels awesome! I can't wait until I can get back there too!