This is Dr. David
yes, I agree you need to be doing more stretching before and after exercise.
that is good you are exercising.
this will strengthen muscles
but stronger muscles often mean tighter muscles.
I am glad you are starting physical therapy.
you can ask about specific gluteal stretching and hip flexor stretches you should be doing before and after running.
this will help with flexibility and help stretch those stronger and tighter muscles.
are you running in place indoors or using a tredmill?
I was running in place but have stopped on advice from the physio
I would stretch your glutteal muscles and hamstring muscles.
and use other exercises to help strengthen your legs.
and other exercises for cardio.
if you stretch before and after, you might be able to continue to run or do jumping jacks for exercise
wear good athletic shoes as well.
do you have other questions?
here are some good stretches
I wear good shoes and will discuss your suggestions with the physio, from the history I have given do you think it could be any more alarming that a muscoloskeltal injury?
I dont' think it is more serious
the timing and description sounds like you have pulled tight muscles or nerves in your lower back and gluteal area.
do the stretching your PT has recommended
or look online for some good gluteal and hamstring stretches.
stretch daily even if you don't exercise.
pilates is very good with stretching.
and I bet your symptoms will get better.
let me know if you have other questions.
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