I started to get a pain in my hip during a half marathon last year but managed to limp to the finish. I did a lot of harm by being too stuborn to stop running as it was eventually diagnosed as a stress fracture at the top of my femur which has put me out of action for over four months so far. This is a relatively rare injury but shouldn't be discounted as a possibility with hip pain.
In my case, I found it dificult to site the pain exactly, it was mainly from the hip, but I also had significant groin pain and occasional excrutiating pain from the centre of my thigh. Doctors kept telling me it was 'soft tissue' damage and I eventually had to pay for an MRI scan to proove otherwise!!
Once again, my consultant has only seen this a couple of times so it really isn't common, but obviously does happen! The pain some of us have to go through to be be able to call ourslves runners!!!
I also have hip problems. Its mostly my right hip but i have had ocasitional problems with my left one. They started just less than 3 years ago, i used to do 5mile runs every morning before college. Got a little bit sore in my right hip a couple of weeks before i did the k2b walk/run (40miles). Ran the first 15miles of that at a pace i could of kept for the rest, all ofa sudden my hip just went. It felt like it a disloated and gone back in, i jogged on it for another mile or so and was getting shooting pains down my leg. Im also very stubbon, i should of stopped but walked the other 24 miles. That was my second time of doing it. I did it again the year after but this time walked it, did a little bit of jogging ut not very much and was ok.
I am constantly get this recurring hip problem though. Ive had many new pairs of running shoes so it cant be that. Im a naturaly fir person and really enjoy running. This just halts my training, i have to have months out at a time. Its one month on 2 months off so progress just doesnt happen. Im only 18 now and hope it doesnt affect me much longer as i would like to start doing competitions. The pain is on bone/joint not the muscle. Muscle/joint cream dont do any thing for it.
Im injury free at present (touch wood) and running 8miles at 1 hour pace 2 nights a week just to get a feel again. Havent done any running since september.
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