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Sore hips!

After walking quite a bit, I recently started running. Today I ran 3 and a half miles and about halfway through my hips started hurting like crazy. I walked for a bit and then was able to pick up running again. I'm not sure what is causing this. I'm not new to exersize so this shouldn't come as a shock to the body. My shoes are fairly new and so far the best I've ever had. Anyone else going through or experienced this? I am having a physical in about 2 weeks and plan to bring it up to my physician, just thought I'd get some early advice! Thanks a bunch!!

Wed. Aug 6, 2:17pm

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It's hard to explain hip pain, so I don't know where exactly you might be having it.

I have bursitis, and stretching is what helps the most. The pain feels like a tightness when I run, and sometimes like my leg is going to break (slight exaggeration) if I turn the wrong way.

For me, stretches for my outer thigh are most helpful. You can google image search for some diagrams.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008, 2:24 PM

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Okay, I just grabbed this for you anyway.


Wednesday, August 06, 2008, 2:25 PM

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I'm not the OP but thanks for that link -- I think these exercises / stretches will really help me.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008, 2:33 PM

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OP here. Thanks for the link! I will try those exersizes before I run and see if it helps. The pain is at the hip bone and extends probably 6 inches straight downward. As a matter of fact, it has bothered me all day and if I lay down and cross my feet, it is really painful. I'm just hoping it's not something serious and I can work through it.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008, 5:23 PM

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I get a lot of hip pain right in the front of my hip just below where the hip bone potrudes when running 4+ miles. Here is a stretch that helps me a lot.


Wednesday, August 06, 2008, 5:32 PM

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talked to a trainer

talk to a trainer they can show you a few stretches to do. Use a resistance band and lift leg up like stepping over a can stretch leg outward to take a side step and then put foot down. Make sure band is a decent resistance. Need to stretch it and strengthen it. Hips are part of our core.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 7:19 PM

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