Hey girls....I have a running injury/problem that I'm hoping someone out there will have some help for me.
I got a overtraining injury last fall (as I was training for the St. George Marathon) which ended up resulting in Piriformis Syndrome. At that time the doctor gave me a Cortizone shot in my hip (two days before the Marathon-so I could run it) and then had me go to Physical Therapy and cut back on my running after the marathon. I had thought that had did the trick and I went into the start of this year feeling better and I ran a 1/2 marathon in January. I felt fine during the 1/2 marathon until about mile 10 and then the hip pain came back. I again went back to physical therapy and have worked hard to get the problem under control. I have really worked hard on cross training and trying to build up my glute muscles (they think part of the problem is that my quads are pretty strong but my glutes are weak so there is an inbalance). I had been doing well and had even ran 10 and 12 miles with little pain but then again last week I ran the Canyonlands half marathon and got to about mile 8 and the hip pain was back again and this time it was horrible. I somehow ran to the end (because I knew if I stopped even for water I would never be able to start again) but I feel like I'm back at step one again. My physical therapist has suggested that I get another cortizone shot in my hip but I just keep thinking that I want to fix the problem and not just cover it up for a while. I decided to try a chiropractor this week (for the first time ever) and he did all of his adjustments and now I'm just really sore all over but maybe it will help-I know I need to give that time.
Anyway, My question is...I'm wondering if anyone out there has been through this before or has any other advice that I can try to work on this Piriformis syndrome and the problems that it's creating. I feel like I've tried just about everything and I just really want it to get better.