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Yesterday was my first run in 11 days....11 days.... and it felt... well... great to be moving... still tender.. not totally well....stopped and stretched a few times... still can't pinpoint the exact sore spot... but finished a 3 mile treadmill run. And I can walk today for the most part without pain.
I bought a compression thigh sleeve from Zensah and it helped. After I ran, I left it on for recovery. In fact, as I type this I'm wearing it now. I am a firm believer in compression. When I tore my calf earlier this year, I wore compression sleeves/socks a lot, and it really did help.
I won't run without my calf sleeves. For me, they make a huge difference, and I'm a firm believer in compression since they have worked so well for me. I'm pleased with the thigh sleeve. It did take a little adjusting for me to get it just right. I'm short and the sleeve rested right on the chub rub portion of my thigh, but I was able to get it adjusted. It did stay in place while running. And after a few minutes, I did forget that it was there. But some of my pain seems farther up than the hamstring, more into the buttocks. So, I just ordered a pair of Zensah Compression Shorts.
For my love of compression, I've never had true compression shorts. So this will be a first. I'll let you know how I like them.