AM - 7 miles - same as yesterday on the Alter-G treadmill. This morning a physical therapist in the facility was asked by the tech from yesterday to evaluate me. He came over while I was on the machine and got a brief history and then after run he took me through a number of tests on physical examination. He and his facility treat a number of local runners and the local professional soccer team players (the Rowdies) - so he is familiar with these types of injuries and complaints. This was all spontaneously done...I did not make an appointment with them or request advice or anything. Very cool.
Anyway - he concluded with a differential diagnosis of either an e-centric transverse lower abdominal strain (not sure if I got that right - as it was from memory); or a left-sided sports hernia. He wanted to refer me to a local expert physician in St. Pete for an MRI and further evaluation to nail down the diagnosis.
He said that if it is the sports hernia - he would recommend a doctor up in Philly. That's when I told him I had an appointment with Dr. Meyers in Philly in two weeks. He was impressed and said Meyers was the guy he was talking about. Good to hear confirmation in the medical community unprompted.
So, anyway, he will refer me to a St. Pete doc who may confirm and suggest that it makes sense for me to see Meyers or direct me otherwise.