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HEALTHYCATH13 SparkPoints: (3,667)
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5/30/13 1:01 P

Thank you, ladies! I will get an appointment set up right away.

MRSTIGHTWAD SparkPoints: (1,172)
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5/30/13 12:58 P

Seriously....I wouldn't wait. There are too many unknowns going on in there.

Case in point....I was training for a 5k, and training really, really hard. My legs were hurting one night right under the knee. I was going to dismiss it and just get rest for a few days, then see what happened, and try running again. The good news is that I didn't wait to see the doctor. The bad news was that I had a tibial plateau fracture. Even though I had full functionability of the leg and joint (and you never would have guessed if you saw me moving about) but, nonetheless, it was broken. Fortunately no surgery.

Had I gone with plan A, I probably would still be laid up and would have had to have surgery.

The moral of the story: pain is a sign that there's something wrong. It may take an MRI to figure it out, but don't play around with it. Get to the doctor and start the process now.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,264)
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5/30/13 11:29 A

Honestly, that is a question for your doctor. I would not wait, since this is a persistent pain that isn't going away and is keeping you up at night. Your body doesn't hurt for no reason, and this is likely an injury.

Do rest... and really rest. Not sorta rest. If you're only 6 lbs from your goal, it won't hurt to wait a little bit longer, although if you cut back calories to reflect the lower activity level, you should still continue to lose. Rest for a couple of days, and if it doesn't get better, go straight to the doctor.

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5/30/13 11:20 A

I'm 3 weeks into C25k training and love it. However, I noticed that my right hip is really beginning to hurt all the time. It doesn't hurt when I'm running but it hurts all the time other than that and I have difficulty sleeping because of it. I don't want to give up but I'm concerned I'm going to do further damage if I continue. I've been walking for years with no problems and really thought that my knees would be the first things to bother me.

My question at this point is...everyone tells me to rest. However, does that mean no activity or can I still walk and/or do the elliptical? I hate to stop everything since I've lost 22 pounds and am only 6 pounds from my goal.

Thanks for any help. If it goes on for much longer even after I stop running I plan on seeing my doctor.

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