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Complex Problem


#1

OK Ive basically got a lower back injury, big deal you say but hear me out!!

Ive had knee problems in the past from running, specifically illio-tibial band syndrome (tightness) in my left leg. I went to physiotherapy and a biomechanic specialist who diagnosed this and gave me insoles to correct my flat, over-pronating feet. This sorted the problem out and Ive been running pain free for a few months now.

Now Ive been lifting hard and heavy (like a true T-Man should!!) and increasing my deadlift nicely. However Ive been getting slight pain in the right side of my lower back. Ok, I thought, I have a slight imbalance but it should correct itself if I concentrate on good form. But the other day after running the pain went from slight to umm not slight!

So my question is, could a LEFT leg problem cause a RIGHT side lower back problem? My guess is that its a combination of heavy deads, good-mornings and the running that have all brought the problem about.

Advice please!!!

Ive read loads on T-Nations articles and stuff from running sites regarding lower back pain so please dont flame me (unless its funny in which case flame away)


#2

Sounds like it tightened back up.
An ART practitioner treated me for I.T.B. and put me together a stretching program to keep it limber, and that has worked ever since. Several years.
He also said that the inserts are over priced and under effective.

A realy good stretching video is Ian Kings sport specific stretching vid. The lower body stuff in particular.


#3

I second the ART suggestion, but will add that you may find out your right lower back trouble could very well be a right psoas problem. An ART person can get this worked out pretty quickly.


#4

Thanks guys, I'll look into ART.

Much appreciated.