Hey gang. I have pain issues. Hip pain, calf pain, back pain, etc. I do all the right things. Resting (for several months), strengthen core, bike fit, not over train, sleep, etc., etc., etc. I’ve also done the medical system to death (CT scans, xrays, sport med, physio, massage, stretching, diet, etc., etc.). After all the medical crap they really didn’t come up with a solution and the doctor says tough it out while taking anti inflammatory for a month. Likely some kind of ligament/arthritic condition or my body is just breaking down from starting to age (49).
Let’s just assume for the purpose of this thread that its just me getting older and not a physically treatable thing.
I am not a pill popper by nature, but I am also grumpy from the pain and my wife points out that I moan in pain without even realizing it sometimes.
So doctor wants to pop pills for a month. Lets assume for a moment, rightly or wrongly, that is the best course of action. I’ve heard TR say that anti-inflammatories reduce your training benefits. So if I have to take them when is the best time (pre workout or post)? Only on non-training days (if I can)? What studies are there on it slowing down my training?
Ps…please don’t message back saying you’re 106 years old and have no problem running 3 marathons a day! I’ll just reply back saying I hate you!