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    sophie-xx is offline Warming Up
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    Left Hip Pain during and after jogging?

    Hi all,
    Ive been trying very hard to get fit for the past 3 months, joined a gym, running outdoors, anything to get my heart racing to be honest and im loving it - wish id done this ages ago!
    All ive ever wanted was to be able to run and run BUT im not able to for two reasons

    a) im new to it, so i get knackered very fast

    b) and this is the point of this thread i get a weird pain on my left hip, like a muscle pain. happens every time i run, even though i stretch my legs

    Is this normal?is there a stretch for that area? is it common?

    many many thanks - glad to have found this forum

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    Waitwhat? is offline Second Set
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    Is the pain in the very front of your hip? Right above near your stomach area?

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    sophie-xx is offline Warming Up
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    hi
    its sort of parallel with the pubic area (sorry if sounded awful lol)
    on the side there, not as high as stomach area.

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    Try to lift your knee up and to the side and hold it there. Does that provoke the pain?

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    hi karky, no it doesnt, it really hurts when i get up from sitting down

    while im getting up i feel it there, or when im walking in heels, i feel with a LOT with every step then, esp the day after running

    after a couple of days, it goes, but im never going to build my fitness with 2-3 day breaks as i still feel so new and unfit at jogging..

    its literally right where my knickers are but on the side there..and only on the left had side..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karky View Post
    Try to lift your knee up and to the side and hold it there. Does that provoke the pain?
    Are you thinking Pectineus or one of the adductors?

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    I was thinking it could be anterior femural glide, which will usually get pissed off if you flex and abduct the hip. But since that didn't hurt I have no idea.

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    well thanks anyway - x

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    You know it could be anterior femoral glide....

    Do you do squats? Is there any pain if you do? Strengthening your glutes can help that.

    In any case I'd have a Dr. check it out.

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    sophie-xx is offline Warming Up
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    yes i do a lot of squats, and yes i spose i do get some pain there -

    i feel it a lot running down stairs, getting up and down.

    i will ak my gym fitnesss trainers if i can track one down and if they cant help, see the doc i gues..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophie-xx View Post

    b) and this is the point of this thread i get a weird pain on my left hip, like a muscle pain. happens every time i run, even though i stretch my legs

    Is this normal?is there a stretch for that area? is it common?
    It is not normal to have recurrent hip pain and you should not ignore it. Before continuing on your current exercise regimen, see your doctor. Best case scenario is that it is a sprain and you will need to rest, heal, then rehabilitate the muscle complex. At worst it could represent ligament and/or joint damage. If you continue to aggrevate the injury, it could lead to an arthritic process in the joint that may prevent you from running in the future if not a joint replacement.

    Whatever you do, don't take pain killers before you run as this will certainly lead to serious damage. See a sports medicine specialist.

    TopKnife

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopKnife View Post
    It is not normal to have recurrent hip pain and you should not ignore it. Before continuing on your current exercise regimen, see your doctor. Best case scenario is that it is a sprain and you will need to rest, heal, then rehabilitate the muscle complex. At worst it could represent ligament and/or joint damage. If you continue to aggrevate the injury, it could lead to an arthritic process in the joint that may prevent you from running in the future if not a joint replacement.

    Whatever you do, don't take pain killers before you run as this will certainly lead to serious damage. See a sports medicine specialist.

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    This thread was a while ago, but thanks for the reply..the update is - i went and got proper running shoes, had a gait analysis, etc which helped a bit, the problem persisted, i saw the osteopath at the gym who gave me a good 'going over' and it helped again a bit, she said i was VERY tight in that area and that it was musclur, im running more now, and the pain is there but not too bad...x

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophie-xx View Post
    the pain is there but not too bad...
    Sound like you have improved the pain condition. However, you should probably see a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for a diagnosis and fixing the problem completely. You may need an MRI/CT to evaluate ligaments and joint space. If you don't, you may be continuing to do damage to your hip.

    Good luck,
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    oh gosh where would i find a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon?
    So much swine flue going around im avoiding gp's hospitals. I never had this pain before ever and the minute i started my first jog, it came, it used to be really painful, i just wish it would go away altogether, i hate knowing its there, and if i do a fast run, with wide strides, its REALLY bad after.

    a friend of mine has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and im worried ill get it too with time..

    so your a surgeon eh? pretty impressive..

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    Bursitis

    Quote Originally Posted by sophie-xx View Post
    hi
    its sort of parallel with the pubic area (sorry if sounded awful lol)
    on the side there, not as high as stomach area.
    Sophie, I was having similar pain, and it sounds to me like Bursitis. There are small fluid filled sacs called Bursa which serve to lubricte the sharp points of your bones under the skin (for instance on the outside of your thighbone where it connects to your hip).

    Running (particularly on uneven surfaces such as crowned roads, on hard surfaces such as pavement, or in the case that you have one leg longer than the other), can aggravate this and cause it to become inflamed. The result is pain when putting weight on the hip joint.

    Everyone here is correct in saying you ought to have it checked out by a doctor in case it's something more serious, but from the location and symptoms of your pain, I'd be willing to bet that's whats going on.

    Rest, use of NSAIDS, "joint juice," corrective shoe inserts, and strengthening of your butt muscles can all help.

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