Jul 21 2015

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Osteitis Pubis: Almost Healed, But…

Well, not too much has happened in the last 3-4 weeks.

About Osteitis Pubis, I am on the recovery train. Everything is going in the right direction, the body just needs time to finish healing. I really do not have any more symptoms of Osteitis Pubis. True, I have not ran for 6 weeks now. I do not know how the body would behave if I went for a run, but I decided to wait until September 1st, as my doctor had advised. But I feel great, positive and optimistic. I keep doing my Pilates routine twice a week. By Pilates routine I mean set of exercises for strengthening glutes, hip flexors and other muscles from that group.

On the other side, during my recovery process, I developed something called “Pelvic Floor Hypertonicity”. Basically, I have very tight pelvic floor muscles that press a nerve. It bothers me when I sit for a longer time, 30 minutes and up. That is a light burning pain in the perineum area that sometimes radiates to my lower abdominal area. I believe that this is caused by me working very hard on strengthening my pelvic floor muscles in April-May period in combination with sitting too much at work.
I visited a pelvic floor physiotherapist yesterday. She did a physical exam and that is what she found. I got a set of exercises to work on, and I will see her again next week. I do not know how long it will take me to recover from this. I am hoping for not more than 6 weeks which would bring me to September 1st and the date for my first run.

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