A few months into running again I noticed that my right hip was feeling “out of place” and the more I ran the more it hurt. So I cut back on running and then actually stopped running for a month or so to see if I just needed rest to heal. I tried running again but I still was experiencing the same pain and discomfort, so I called my family Doctor. They saw me, took x-rays, sent me for an MRI, and set me up with an orthopedic Dr. The orthopedic said “You have hip impingement and the only thing that will help is surgery.” He then said I could try some Physical Therapy but there wasn’t much hope there either.
So I let it go for a little while but I refused to believe that Dr. so I found a PT place and started going 3 times a week. I went for a good month or more and wasn’t getting any relief and they did not listen to me about what I was feeling. So I sought a 2nd opinion from a different orthopedic Dr and he said he did not think my pain and discomfort was from hip impingement and I tried PT again at a different facility. I went 2-3 times a week there and still no help or relief in figuring out what was causing the pain.
Then I just kept working out and running here and there when I felt good enough to do so. Then my foot started bothering me. I let that go as well because I did not have faith that my Dr would figure out the problem. But I remembered a running seminar that I had attended at 717Crossfit and the presentation given was about the foot and how running affects it. The presenter was so knowledgeable and passionate that it made an impression on me. I emailed him my story to save time during the evaluation and I was so impressed that he took the time to listen to me. My first appointment was so much better than the previous 2 places I had gone. And after a couple visits, the real problem was discovered. Wow!! That is such a good feeling to finally have an answer and I owe a huge Thanks to Bob for being there and listening and figuring it out.