December 2, 2007

When I fell, I fell on my buttocks and then onto my back

I've been having a sore buttocks since I slipped on ice. The pain started on Friday, two days after I fell. I haven't been having buttocks pain during my runs, and I've been confused why the pain was happening now. The thought occurred to me last night that I probably fell on my buttocks and then onto my back. If so, that was a good thing, because if I had fallen directly on my back, I probably would have had far worse injury. I'm 5 foot 8 inches tall, and my shoulder blades are about 5 feet off the ground. That is a large distance for them to directly fall onto the path.

One of the stretches illustrated on my stretching page is for buttocks. I haven't been doing them because I haven't been having buttocks pain. Now, I'll do them until my buttocks pain from the fall goes away.


Allen said...

This soreness seemed worse than it was last night. This is probably to be expected since I'm sitting a lot during the day. Also, the buttocks exercises I'm doing will take some time to strengthen the muscles.

I remember when I first started doing the buttocks exercises a couple of years ago. I had never had buttocks soreness, and I was surprised to feel soreness there. I don't remember exactly how long, but I had to do the exercises for a few days before the soreness went away. Haven't had that soreness since then, until this accident.

Allen said...

I've been faithfully doing my buttocks stretches, but they are still sore. I must have hit pretty hard when I went down. Because of this problem, I'm walking but not running yet.