Went to see the Sports Consultant again this evening with a view to getting a further diagnosis on the knee and the Buttock issues. I got through the full range of motion without a real identifiable problem pinpointed! I'm going to have an MRI on the hip/pelvis area Monday to check things out. If no identifiable problem presents I will probably be referred to a Physiotherapist who specialises in recovery from hip replacement patients (Apparently presently doing a doctorate in this particular area). As it stands I'm completely unable to run but I am able to pursue my core exercises and so I'm devoting myself to strength work twice a day! If nothing else comes of this, my upper body strength is much improved (500 push ups a day!). Here is a photo of me after a session this morning
I guess the plan is sort out the buttocks then see what can be done about the knee. Right now the idea of ever running pain free sometime in the future seems a long long way off. In the meantime I've also enjoyed reading a new blog created by none other than Pete Magill!! Check it out here.
Its titled 'Younger Legs for Older Runners' !
My reader will know how highly I rate Pete as a M45 performer (Best in the World) and his blog is full of interesting articles (health and training) and interviews with top (Mainly American) masters runners. He has been phenomenally busy putting up post after post. The only thing I'd mention is Pete should put up more details on his training and performances.