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Not unbearable, but I'm having hip pain when I run :(

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Don't know if it's my new running shoes?
Don't know if I'm over training? Is it my running stance?
Don't know if I tore something during my speed work last week?

I'm starting to have hip pain in my hip flexor area, when I run. I have a 5K next weekend and I really wanted to clock my fastest time. This is my first injury that I've experienced since I started running and I'm hoping that it's nothing serious.

Going to see how it goes this week and I might make an appointment with my sports chiropractor.
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    Good luck to you!
    1758 days ago
    Oh oh! Hope you're doing better this week! Just a quick thought, are you stretching after running? There are some great stretches for hips online that could help. And I agree with Millergirl719, shoes can make all the difference. I over pronate and have to have shoes that accommodate my foot. A good sports shoe store can watch you run and check how your foot strikes the ground and make recommendations that can really help. Good luck on your 5k next weekend! You'll do awesome!
    1761 days ago
    I bought new shoes and had terrible hip pain. Different shoes no pain.
    1763 days ago
    I wonder if you are getting a touch of IT band syndrome -- pretty common in runners, especially if you are running a lot more than normal. I've had it off and on (from hiking), but my knee was affected -- it can affect anywhere from your hip down to just past your knee. It's just basically a tendonitis if that's what you've got -- but hopefully its nothing more serious and your sports person can help you out with it for your 5k. :-)

    I like your background photo with all the flowers! Pretty!
    1763 days ago
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