Most likely tendonitis. Dr. Ferguson could quite possibly be the sweetest orthopedist out there. I dragged both kids along with me to my 12:30 appointment. Those with kids know that this is not exactly the prime hour for taking your children to a doctor’s appointment!
The boys were very cooperative though, and I am so proud of them. The only toys we brought along were two coloring books and some crayons. This occupied them while they were not being entertained by the x-ray and office staff.
After checking out the x-rays of my right hip, Dr. Ferguson said the diagnosis is most likely tendonitis, either of the psoas or the rectus femoris. He said that I should not run for another month, and hopefully that will resolve the issue.
He said there was a very outside chance that it could be a labral tear, but he really didn’t think that was the issue. If after a month, the pain is still there, we can discuss doing an MRI.
Since physical therapy twice a week is pretty much not going to happen with the two kids, I can stretch and do strengthening exercises on my own. As for activity, Dr. Ferguson said that I should start with some swimming and then after a couple of weeks, I can add in the elliptical if I don’t have any discomfort.
I felt a sense of relief after the appointment. I am glad it is not a stress fracture. I can deal with tendonitis. A month won’t be THAT long, and I think it will go by pretty fast. I am just going to take the ibuprofen if I feel discomfort and wish and hope and pray that after a month, it’s gone! Hopefully, you can all bear with me for one more month—then I will be back to updating on training and racing—I promise!
This morning, I am headed out on my road trip to Virginia Beach. I am SO EXCITED to be headed for a long weekend away—it’s actually my first weekend away from the boys. Although I will miss them tons, it is a much needed break,
It would be great to be able run the Shamrock Half, but the next best ting will be being an unofficial coach to Michaela. I love watching races and can’t wait to get dressed up in my St. Patrick’s Day outfit and cheer as loud as I can for all the runners. The temps will be warm, and I will be rocking my Team Sparkle skirt!
Who is racing this weekend?