Thank you for replying to my board post. My hip muscles are better but still achy and I haven't ran in over a week. I think something is out of alignment so I'm going to try massage first and see if that helps. The achiness has thrown me for a loop in that I am more hesitant to exercise and even more reluctant to walk/run again. I have not been exercising for the 30-40 minutes every day that I had been and I am losing ground. I'm trying to start an alternative exercise routine and it's been kind of difficult. An interesting turn of events that I'm not used to, not having been athletic in quite awhile, so I'm trying to find my way through it. Thanks again for your help.
Fitness Minutes: (3,547) Posts: 128 9/21/11 6:43 P
I hear ya Micraelie! I had a knee injury after I didn't listen to my body last year! Waiting a week is nothing compared to waiting several months!!! Take it easy!
I did my 1st kickbox/jab class last night & ran this morning a little. Now I'm feeling pretty sore through my thighs & knees. I felt fine this morning, but I'm thinking that the class jarred my bones & it was the kind of ache that gets worse later the next day.
Hope you feel alot better very soon!!
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Fitness Minutes: (5,921) Posts: 214 9/21/11 12:05 P
Thanks for your feedback. I am definitely going to take your advice. It's hard to hold off on running because it's an activity I'm excited about doing and feel so confident and strong when I'm done, but I definitely don't want to cause myself further pain or injury.
Fitness Minutes: (5,921) Posts: 214 9/21/11 12:03 P
Thank you for the advice, Coach Nancy. Intuitively, I know you are right. Do you think I can do other aerobic activities? My go-to workouts have been Wii Fit, Zumba and Just Dance, besides walking. Last night I did yoga, strength training but no cardiovascular because I was afraid to aggravate the hip. I'm just wondering if I should wait a week to do any of those activities or just running.
Thanks again for your help. I really appreciate it.
Micraelie, I agree with Nancy. Take some time off and let whatever it is get better. You really don't want an injury!! My hip hurts too but I know it is my lower back causing the issue. I go to PT once a week and have exercises to do at home. It is getting better, slowly but surely.
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Fitness Minutes: (112,042) Posts: 46,222 9/20/11 5:20 P
If you are in pain, I do not recommend you to run until you are pain free for a good week. This could be just a minor adaptation issue which may heal on its own if you give it time for the inflammation to go down. If after a week or so you are still in discomfort than you may want to contact a sports medicine doc.
The problem with a running injury is that many times the source of the pain is not the cause of the pain...in other words, your feet could be causing your issues in your hip.
For example, I was having a horrible pain just below my right shoulder blade. I spent time rolling my shoulder out and still no resolution. I went to my physical therapist and what we discovered is my left glute had a lot of adhesions and once she released them I have been pain free ever since.
While I know you have your heart set on running tomorrow, but know that taking off a few days now will hopefully get you back on track sooner than later. However, if you elect to run when you are already in pain, you may create bigger issues down the road as you could unconsciously change your gait to compensate for the discomfort, therefore creating another dilemma.
I wish you well!
Fitness Minutes: (5,921) Posts: 214 9/20/11 4:51 P
I have been walking for months now and several weeks ago started a walk/run program. For the first few weeks, I ended my run feeling aches in the hip/glute/lower back area -- always and only the left hip. Yesterday I ended up with the same type of aches but now even worse on the right side. It especially hurts to go up or down stairs, I am extremely stiff, and it even hurt to lay on my hips last night sleeping. I used a menthol pad today on both areas which provided maybe a couple hours of relief. I am using shoes I got about 3 weeks ago and which were fitted at my local running store. I don't expect anyone to diagnose me(!) but I'm wondering if you have any thoughts on what might be going on. I'm worried that these aches won't go away by tomorrow when I'm supposed to run again.
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