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Lower back/pelvis, right hand side only. Pain seems to be centred in a vertical orientation 3-4 inches long, my guess would be just outside of the sacro illiac. Feels like nerve pain, rather than muscle tears/pulls.
Last run was Friday. Pain didn't start to appear till Saturday night, so I'm figuring its unconnected. Sunday morning it was worse and took a few minutes to work out which movements were less painful, to allow me to get up.
Didn't take painkillers yesterday, just kept mobile, occasional cold gel pack and used the foam roller against the wall. This surprised me as i thought the problem was vertical, but the pain areas highlighted by the roller cover an area the same size, but horizontally moving away from the spine.
Today its no worse if I'm active. Unfortunately my job keeps me at a pc.....
I'm finding reasons to disappear round the factory and get onto my feet. I'm also using cocodamol and ibuprofen. I found they weren't contraindicative, so long as you don't take them at the same time. So its 4 hourly intervals for each, staggered by 2 hours.
Now it might seem like I'm going WAY into details here. But I'm looking for some help. I know there's a good chance this'll shift by Friday. I've had similar before. But I'd like to maximise the chances. Reason? I've got to get down to Catton Park this weekend to do Thunder Run. (Not a solo runner, part of a team.)
I've got so much family stuff on this week, I haven't got time to be organising trips to physios etc.
So I guess I'm looking for any other advise, which could speed up the process.
As I said, I'm already utilising the reusable cold gel packs, following 'R.I.C.E.' as far as I can. Would localised application of heat be likely to improve or exacerbate the situation?