The past several years I have been doing expedition length adventure racing. I have had a variety of running injuries and most come and go. I have an ischial tear. I tripped trail running and caught myself before I fell. Apparently, not the best idea. I got a PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection at the end of September and am on week 8 of no running or biking. It still hurts just as much and I am super frustrated.
I have very religiously followed doctor's advice post injection, but I think the reality is that it is a very difficult area to isolate. Walking, driving, lifting anything, tug at the injury. Admittedly, I have been doing a lot of unavoidable driving lately and just realized that was not helping. I have upped my game and started wearing compression shorts all the time.
My first question; Has anyone else had this injury and have suggestions/advice on how to get better?
I am 54 years old and love to race. My life circumstances have changed a bit; I just became the primary caretaker for my 79 year old Mom with Alzheimer's. Mom is great and I love having her close to me now and not 3 hours away. This obviously impacts training and racing, but I am okay with that.
The other recent change is that my husband has decided that he wants to hike (no trail running lol) and mountain biking with me. We were doing this prior to my injury. It is awesome because I get to do my favorite activity with my favorite person. I don't necessarily feel that need to travel across the country and do a 6 day race.
My primary focus going forward is to be healthy and active.
Does anyone know a good resource or coach that could develop a daily stretching and core fitness regime?