I am 41.
That is not young, and by today’s standards I should have at least around 40 decent years left.
I am also a bit obsessive about fitness (I would say ‘health’ but my diet betrays me on that one!) however over the last few years my body has been falling apart.
As a result of some bad practice in my youth (running on hard surfaces) I have developed tendonitis of the ilio-tibial tract – the band that runs down the outside of the thigh and joins up at the lower leg.
I went from being able to run 12kms easily to 6kms to 4… to the point where last year I was no longer able to actually run that distance without pain and inflammation. I can walk for an hour, but it just doesn’t feel like real exercise. I want to exercise in such a way that I really expend some effort!
I have tried cycling and quite enjoy it, but it also inflames the tendon… So – looks like its swimming or maybe hopping!…
After several years of visiting Drs and medical advice I am about to have 3 cortisone shots and then its surgery as a last resort.
Swimming is an option but I just find it so borrrring…
Any thoughts on alternative medicines?