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6/20/13 9:57 A

I never had tailbone issues, but I have had hip issues. I know it's not for everyone, but I had a really good chiropractor at a sports clinic and between her and a massage therapist it solved my problems. BUT, that isn't to say that your injuries are the same or that you should see a chiropractor if you're not comfortable with it.

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6/19/13 10:18 P

Definitely see a doctor. When I first started running (I did C25K too), some part of my body hurt for about the first 6 months before my body finally adjusted to the rigors of running. I'm just now getting back into running regularly after taking about 6 months off to have a baby, and I hope it doesn't take that long this time!

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6/19/13 5:17 P

I would say lay off until you have a chance to see a doctor about it. Taking a break to ensure your health and safety is not the same as quiting.

Can you walk without pain? If so, that's at least something, which is always better than nothing.

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6/19/13 4:16 P

I would recommend the rowing machine but I don't know if that would be a problem for your back and hips. It might be a problem depending on where the pain is located. The rowing machine, I think, is a great alternative to running. You work up a sweat and get a great full body workout.

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6/19/13 6:34 A

After consulting a doctor, you might want to consider your strength training routine, as a lot of hip and back problems are associated with weak legs and core. Give yourself a few weeks to build strength before trying to run again.

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6/18/13 9:45 P

I experienced hip pain while doing the C25K, took a week off, and it became manageable. Eventually it went away. If your pain doesn't subside, you have an issue requiring attention.

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6/18/13 9:27 P

In addition to all of the other great suggestions here, try to remember to stand with equal weight on both of your legs when you are upright. Doing some core work, as well, is important.

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4/10/13 3:29 P

I ran 8 miles a day at 7.5-8 min miles until my pain became too severe. I had the same pain as you are describing. Mine was associated with the nerves that are entrapped in the spine from arthritis. It will not get any better and your best advice is to switch to another low impact activity such as elliptical. Your physician can offer the best advice.

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4/10/13 3:05 P

I would see a doctor for your back problem, but until than you should lay off the running. Swimming is a good alternative as it works all the muscles needed for running and burns the same amount as running, but is a lot less strenuous on the body. If you decide to swim, and later go back to running (after a doctor clears you) you'll be surprised by how much better of a runner you are!

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4/10/13 2:54 P

You should probably discontinue any exercise that reliably causes pain until you can get diagnosed and treated by a medical professional.

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4/10/13 2:23 P

Hi all,
I just started the Couch to 5K challenge last Monday and train for that program 3 mornings a week (I've been doing lots of aerobics/strength training workouts in the evenings), but I've been suffering from some pretty intense lower back pain (tailbone area) and a bit of pain in the right hip while running and it lasts for about an hour after a walk/jog. Just wondering if anybody else has the suffered the same kind of pain when starting to run. I'm pretty close to quitting that program, but I hate to quit.... I would really appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

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