So I go to a Physical Therapist today to check out the hip problem to see if it’s terminal. Rob Schneider at Balanced Movement is great, by the way. He checked some things out and I learned the following:
1. it’s not a stress fracture or anything that can’t be fixed fairly quickly (yay!)
2. my underlying problem for this and many other issues I have is poor usage of internal core muscles and an s-curve posture. Oh, and I’m not permitted to wear high heeled shoes.
3. the pain is not referred and the foam roller is a good tool to attack the trouble spot right where it hurts.
I also have some exercises to address the weak inner core problem over the long term, and will get a referral to an ART practitioner that should get me ready to race.
So tonight I’ve rolled my glutes and hips, and there’s some loosening. I’ll do the exercises too.