Seeking asylum in the hills & transcendence on the trails

Knee’rly in with a chance

As I said yesterday I managed to get an appointment with Glasgow’s finest Osteo last night. Was a pretty thorough session and as expected was an Ilio tibial band issue. He already knew that I was racing on Saturday regardless and after a fairly detailed examination didn’t waste any time talking me through his treatment recommendations to get me to the start line for 9am on Saturday (and fingers crossed the finish line in Edinburgh the same afternoon). Yep, you know what’s coming – I did too, and just to confirm the impending pain he stated that it’s normally “a pretty aggressive treatment, and when I do it , it can be a little uncomfortable.” Yeah right. IT Band release? It’s up there with child birth I’m sure of it 😉

To be fair to him, at the point where I actually stopped breathing whilst chewing my arm he did remove his elbow from my thigh for a minute before returning to the scene. What a gent 😉

So now it’s no running until Saturday which isn’t ideal in any way but my knee is feeling better – just have a thigh that’s a little tender. Still, should be feeling a lot better by tomorrow.

Roll on Saturday.

4 responses

  1. Glad to hear it. Btw it’s not just the actal IT band that needs work done, it’s the whole leg. From the hip (front and back) right down. But you probably knew that.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:18 am

    • I think he knew what he was doing – had certificates on the wall and everything! I do need toget back tithe stretching regime 😉

      April 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm

  2. Johanna

    Nightmare! Hope you get fixed in time for your race! J 🙂

    April 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    • Thanks – will be fine! Not ideal but it will not stop me. Your 10k is soon yeah?

      April 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm

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