While I have not seen a Dr, after consulting Dr. Google,
I think I am having issues with this. My mileage is quite low at this time, (summer taper, only running 3-4 days/week, 15-19 miles), but I started feeling this pain after a hard workout week. (multiple days of lower body work and then topped it off with a long, hilly trail run =
The pain is not "that bad" yet. I feel it during a run, but can get through it all right, it's afterwards that I become sore for the rest of the day. I took 6 days off, ran once, and the pain was right back. I am massaging it with a tennis ball as recommended, and doing stretches, etc. My question is, for those who have had similar issues, did you run through it but keep up with massage/stretching? I did read on one site that someone just did easy running, no speedwork, no hills. I also read that it's something that can take a long time to heal, so not running at all may not be an option. Marathon training starts soon and I really want to go in healthy.
Any experiences with this that you would care to share would be much appreciated! thanks!