Injury Update – November 2017

Back in March/April I slipped a disk in my back which caused all sorts of problems with my hips… Now it’s my shoulder!

I started getting a really sore back/shoulder and could not quite pinpoint what was causing it or where specifically the pain was located. Was it my back or was it my shoulder? It would come and go and I put it down to just being a knot in my upper back after a long day at work. However, as I’ve been seeing my chiropractor regularly, I mentioned it to him on one of my more recent visits. I was experiencing the pain that particular day which is what made me speak up.

I didn’t even realise the complexity of the shoulder until he began to explain to me that there were a number of locations within my shoulder that the pain could be coming from, meaning that resolving it wasn’t going to be all that easy.

I’m now seeing him once a week as opposed to once a month for more regular adjustments and hope that it will get better! I’ve also booked myself in for my first sports massage in December too so I’ll let you all know how that goes…

I started freaking out when I told him, thinking that he was going to prescribe total rest (total hell). Of course, if he had I would have adhered to it but I can’t think of anything worse than another extended period of no running/workouts. Thankfully, he didn’t – for now! (Cross your fingers and toes and everything else for me). I am avoiding any exercises that put particular strain on my shoulder at the moment, though I’m not sure runnings much better really.

I’m trying to keep a positive outlook and to not let this have a negative impact on what training I am doing or the rest of my life.

L x

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