A breakthough

I did a 10 minute run on a treadmill and my SI joint pain has dropped significantly!!

I feel really good. There’s still discomfort but considerably less.

I did the run yesterday and repeated it again today.

I have experienced delayed pain from running and cycling previously so I am cautious about getting too excited. However this is the second day with similar results 🙂

I have previously tried running and experimented with surfaces (grass, trail, pavement), intensities, and durations. However it always resulted in worse pain the following day. I haven’t tried the treadmill until now as I prefer running outside.

I like running and had written it off as something I wouldn’t be able to do again. All previous attempts resulted in a pain increase. I figured the impact of landing each stride was too much shock for the SI joint to handle in its weakened condition.

Not sure why the treadmill works, perhaps it is the rolling belt requiring less push-off or just my body has strengthened since past attempts. I will continue with the same duration and intensity for a few weeks before making any changes.

Fingers crossed it continues to help