I'm a 45 year old cyclist (male). In the past 5 years or so, I have trained fairly seriously for multi-day mountain bike stage races. Since about 1 1/2 years ago, I have struggled with right hip/glut. pain and lower back tension. Chiropractor, physiotherapy, bike fitting, accupuncture, atheletic therapy, osteopath, massage and anti-inflammotories have led to some minor improvements at times. Trained for a 7 day stage race through this last year, but am now trying to get rid of it.
I've now been off a bike for 3 months and have severely reduced X-country skiing too. But, things have not really changed. Massage therapist reports severe tension/spasm in glut. medius - and I can feel some definite trigger points there too.
I'm getting mixed messages about whether complete rest is needed for an extended period of time, or whether this might be permanent, or whether continued exercise is okay. Still no clear diagnosis of problem or solutions.
Asked by mtb1 - 0 answers - 8 years 7 weeks ago