Thank you so much for your reply HA77 - it's really helpful. And sorry to reply so late - my laptop broke and it's the only place that my RW password is memorised so I couldn't log in til I got it back today!
No, the physio didn't look at my hip stability and was pretty useless really. Gave me some exercises to do that didn't feel like they were any good.
I think you're right re: pilates. Need to find a good local class.
I have looked at some previous hip threads but can't find anyone saying what I've got.
For the past few weeks I've had slight pain in my hips. It started shortly after I did my lower back in - been to physio, who told me it's a weak core thing (I've had three children, my core is f***ed), and now this.
It's in both hips, right in the centre front, as if it's in the actual socket, though it goes down my leg a bit, too. It doesn't hurt while I'm running but afterwards it's quite painful in the left one, particularly when I bend forward e.g. to touch my toes.
I have spent SO much time and money on physio recently that I can't face going again, or at least not until pay day anyway which is a week away.
Can anyone help with any suggestions? Do I have to give up running for a bit? I run about 15 miles a week usually but have recently upped this to 20 which may also be a factor. V depressed at not being able to run.