Thanks for the info re the cortisone clarebear - it's good to know that it's worked really well for someone. I think it's what I'm heading for as after now having four weeks off from running and doing very little else I'm still sore. I did however do a longish bike ride this week and afterwards was really, really sore and had to pop the anti inflams yet again!!
Hill running definately affects it more Carol. 12 zumba classes a week sounds a tad crazy
I have to say that I took three weeks off running a few months back and the area was still as painful. I tried to have physio but couldn't handle the pain of it (and I can usually handle quite a bit of pain!) I went back running but it just got worse.
I have now had over three weeks off from running again and although at times it's not as painful it still gives me a lot of discomfort when sitting, walking, driving and also it wakes me up at night. I'm having to face the fact (after chatting to my physio last night) that I may be looking at months rather than weeks off with this. It's gutting but I need to get myself right for what races I want to do next year.
I too have experienced the popping/snapping thing which isn't painful when it happens but is weird to feel. My pain is deep in the glute area (I'm assuming this to be the bursitis) and also on the outside of my hip/top of leg area. I had an x-ray prior to the scan which showed a small lump in the glute region and also a shadow over the top of my leg which was a good confirmation of why I was experiencing pain in two different parts of the same area.
I'm pretty guilty of not stretching enough so plan on building it in over the Xmas break and also doing lots of circuits and core training.
I'm glad I logged on here today as I was going to post a very similar thread. I've also had bursitis confirmed (by having a scan) but I also have tendonitis in the hip area. Both are caused by overuse (that would be right as I'm into ultras and got as far as 70m on the L100 this year). I've been struggling ever since and have tried resting for a couple of weeks every so often but then just itch to get back running and am possibly delaying my recovery. If I hadn't driven to my results appointment the consultant would have given me the cortisone injection there and then. However, my worry is that an injection might just mask the problems rather than cure. I would welcome anyone's advise on that. Also - do I just carry on trying to run through this or take a much longer (and dreaded) rest? I've been booked in for physio but they can't do it until the New Year!
Thank you 'runnin' free'. Will have to be patient and get something sorted for when the baby is a little older and her head is more sturdy. I'll have to settle for lots of walking prior to then maybe!!