Up until about 2.5 years ago, I was a contemporary dancer. This obviously was very physical and I had to work on my flexibility non stop etc. Anyway, I stopped because I wasn't happy with the class and I didn't end up finding another one.I didn't end up doing much exercise at all after that, I literally just, halted. Since then I've experienced random back pains that are infrequent and unpatterned. They haven't gotten more frequent as time has gone by, but when i do get them, they are more painful. The pain feels like I'm constantly being stretched, no matter what position I'm in.I've been told I have a bad posture and I can't stand up straight. This is the bit that worries me - I never stand up with both legs straight. My left knee is always bent quite a lot. This is how I'm naturally comfortable, standing up dead straight I feel weak in the legs and unsupported, and it just...hurts. Like a dull pain that's just annoying.I haven't been to the doctor or had any physio because my parents don't seem to think there's anything at all the matter with me. I've also started working out again now, I used to run a lot now I'm starting again. I've ran 7 miles this week, and I do a lot of workout stuff that I learned during dance and kickboxing. i.e, sit ups, push ups, that thing like a sit up but you just pulse your upper body forward and back, "climbing the rope", squats etcand i also do some simple yoga to calm myself down, lol.But the point is I don't want to overwork myself in case I make "it" worse, but I don't know what the problem is, so I'm kinda stuck lol.Any thoughts?
A chiropractor might be helpful.You can get exercises specifically designed to help your back. Back pain is a common problem.
Thank you, that's what I thought. What's strange I guess is that it's not just my back, it's my legs too. The weakness and the inability to stand up straight. Dance was fine, I could be as straight or arched as I wanted, but as soon as I'm, let's say, stood in a choir or something where I have to stand still, my knees have been known to give way. And if it's not the legs, it's the back lol :P