- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I am not sure what I should be doing here. I need a game plan!
I am a pretty active person. I love to backcountry ski, mountain bike and trail run. When the days get dark and snowy, my indoor activity is usually Zumba (or I go cross country skiing next to my house if there is decent snow). I’ve done Zumba at the rec center a couple times a week. An hour long class is a good workout, I have no issues keeping up.
One day, back in early December, I discovered I could hook my laptop up to the big screen TV in the basement and the stereo system. I was doing all these Zumba YouTube routines using the internet. It was so much fun; I did it for 2.5 hours. I totally lost track of time! THIS IS THE START OF ALL MY PAIN.
Low and behold, this realllllly aggravated my IT band over my right hip. I ended up laying low for a week (no activity) and icing my hip every chance I could get, including falling asleep with an ice pack on it. It was super inflammed (PS I cannot take NSAIDs as I’m allergic to them all – so only Tylenol which does not actually reduce inflammation).
I didn’t do Zumba for several weeks. However, I did resume backcountry and cross country skiing (which is 98% hiking so all forward motion, not really any side to side motions). I can do this for hours and have NO hip problem at all.
I go to try Zumba after 3 weeks off since all feels well – I’ve been strestching, and it is all aggravated again after 20 MINUTES! I would suspect any type of aerobic DVD, etc would do this: Insanity, Power 90, etc. I thought I could work it up and do very short bouts of 20 minutes for a while.
This has been my cycle. I don’t know how to calm this IT band down. I use a rolling pin on my hip. My husband massages it to loosen up the entire IT band. I ice it. I tried resting for a week.
Someone will tell me to stop Zumbaing, but I need an afterwork aerobic activity to do. I don’t own a treadmill. I just want to get to the bottom of this! I did Zumba last night, and I’m sitting here at work hurting. It’s like stretching all day and everyday is not working.
PS – I am Zumbaing barefoot on a carpet. This is the hip that has weird Q angle stuff going on.