Dodgy Hip

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Ueshiba, Jul 15, 2008.

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  1. Any runners on here suffered this? Left hip a bit stiff after runs, tried to stretch etc., but this morning it was quite painful during the run, could barely make 7k. When I say the hip, I mean the joint, where the hip bone connected to the thigh bone, as the song goes.

    Symptoms are as above, stiff (ooh err) after a run, and a bit painful during. No radiating pain, it's just there in the joint.

    Anyway, if you've had it, how did you get it sorted? Cheers for any advice.

    I need to know, as if I can't run I'll end up like Ricky Gervais in the weight stakes. ^_^;
  2. I've never had any problems with my legs while running, apart from a knee injury a few months back but that healed well. I had a quick look around on google, I'm not sure its what you have, but the symptons are similar. Hip ache

    Hope it helps
  3. Cheers. I do stretch, and have some feck off fitted Brooks trainers. I'll may try stretching after the run. If no help, it could be off to the physioterrorist for me.
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    Hi Ueshiba

    What you have described appears very similar to an experience of mine.

    I was seen by specialists, scanned and diagnosed as an ailment that golfers suffer from (I am not and never have been a golfer). Not being medically trained I cannot recall the full medical name the only portion I can recall is ******osteoarthritis or something like that.

    Treatment, I used a magnetic belt, similar to a corset, when out and about, including when running, when it was really sore, I slept on a foam camping mat on the floor. My bed despite being fairly firm was not conducive to a comfy night. It also helped me particularly when it was giving me hassle and/or the weather was cold to have a rub down of deep Heat and a hot water bottle on the affected area.

    If all that fails, I would have a bottle of JD!!!!

    Touching wood, I have not had any such aches or pains in that area for over 10 years, I am still running (5-15Km daily) :strong: and am over 50 years old.

    Good luck I hope this may help.

  5. Cheers Cates. I'll remember the JD tip, it may come in handy! :thumright:
  6. Interesting. How old are you? Does it just give probs after significant exertion (ie 7k) or does it niggle at other times too? Have you any memorable trauma over the past couple of weeks - can be very minor!

    It could be a bit of arthritis, but is more likely a muscular thing where you've strained something probably without realising it at the time (very common).

    Do anti-inflammatories help (don't give me crap about "they just mask the problem" cos it's a load of arse).

    Shouldn't be too long before someone recommends either a chiropractor or osteopath. If you want to piss your money away, JD is a better line. Your physio idea sounds pretty good though - you need a proper assessment.
  7. Cheers Doc, the right side of 45! :thumright: It comes on after a 10k usually, and lasts a few days makining me feel like Old Man Steptoe, but recently started to feel it during the run. Not tried anti-inflammatories yet, will give them a go.

    I agree, I have always got results with Physios in the past, with a bit of effort from my side, rather than Chiros etc.. Not for this injury though, this has only come on in the last few months, I'm talking about previos aches and pains.

    Thanks for you advice, most appreciated. :thumright:
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Hey, how's about an osteopath mate? :thumright:

    Angydoc swears by them.

    Or was that at them?
  9. :thumright: :thumright:
  10. I have been carrying a injury like this for about three months.

    I have had about seven physiotherapy sessions with no great result.

    Only way to describe it is that it feels like I have been kicked in the outer left buttock.

    First thoughts were Sciatica then Hamstring. They are still not sure and I am getting more frustrated by the day.

    I have a MRI at the end of next month to hopefully flush-out the problem and get treated accordantly.

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