Since summer 2012, after the accident, where I got hit by a car, I have had problems with my hip. It has all the time been a question what training is good, and what bad… Does the riding worsen the problem or running…? I tried to take a rest of one of them or both of them, and I did not really feel that it gave me any results… The problem continued…
Now, 2,5 years after, I can say that I am more or less injury free, and how did I solve the problem?
Treatments from a lot of persons. A lot of time and a lot of money. Some of the time and money totally wasted….some was all worth. Those that really helped, you know who you are, i thank you so much.
I am super lucky to work with Garmin, and could start training with Garmin Vector pedals. They are the ones showing you balance and pressure you pedal on each leg. As I am also a lucky one in having a husband/coach who is one of the best bikefitters of a Tri-bike-position, he of course came with some golden corrections, what could be done.
So what had actually happened was, that one of my legs… the one of the hips, that I landed on the lavarocks in the accident,
had got weaker. This is what I could see, when I was using the Vector pedals, I was pushing much less with my left leg, compared to my right leg. All this had most probably been the reason that I got some unbalance in my hip area, giving even ischias kind- of – like symptoms, when I was training. And we found out also, with help by some specialists, that my left leg had got a bit shorter. So, what Frank got up with was to lift my left foot on the pedal, and he put an extra lift under my left shoe… And finally all slowly slowly started to click again with my training, and my problems started to disappear. This I could see when using Garmin Vector, as Garmin Edge 100 is showing in the % how much I am pushing with each leg, so it is super easy to follow if the strength is in balance in between my legs.
What else do I actually want to say is that…if you have problems with your gluteus/hamstring area, and a nerve giving an aching irritation downwards your foot, maybe it is an idea to control your leg length… and solve the problem in a way I did… Happy injury free training!
Here some shoots how we are getting ready for one of the last races of the year and injury free!