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Jan 26 2015

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Osteitis Pubis: Seven weeks since my last run.

yinyogaIn the last 2 weeks I had 3 chiropractor treatments. I told Kevin about my issues during the walk. He explained that it is somehow expected behavior due to muscles suddenly being released and that is their reaction. At least that is how I understood it. But he was not really too concerned about that.

Nothing new about chiropractor’s treatment. Kevin used dry needles for 5 minutes to relax the muscles and then ART to “soften” the pelvic area. I would say that I am making progress in my recovery. Adductors pain is getting better,  pain during sit-ups is very low, still pain when I lift both legs together, but not as much as before. I still feel pain between the legs (inside the tights) and in lower abdominal area when I get up from the chair at work after a longer sitting. It will still need time to heal completely.

One thing that I have started doing every day for the last 2 weeks is yoga, or more exactly, yin yoga. A definition of yin yoga, from Wikipedia is this:

“Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—five minutes or longer per pose is typical.”

Basically, I have been doing very long stretches of the adductors, hip flexors, hamstrings, gluteus,…. Once a week I do yoga with a yoga instructor and the other 6 days I do it following youtube videos. I plan to continue doing this at least 5 times a week until I fully recover, and then continue doing it 2-3 times a week.

My favorite youtube yin yoga videos are the following three:

1. Yin Yoga Class (40 Minutes) – Deep stretch yoga for cyclists, runners, hikers, athletes

2. Yin Yoga for Runners – Hips and Hamstrings

3. Yin Yoga Open Hips

As advised from Kevin, next week I have an appointment with Sean, the physiotherapist. He works together with Kevin, so he will get all necessary information from him. I expect that at that point I will start working on strengthening muscles in pelvic and groin area.
We also talked about a test run. We decided to postpone it for after my winter camping trip (February 14-20). I can expect to go for a test run first week of March.

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