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3557 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2010 6:40 PM by runnerchickie RSS
Errnestinne Amateur 36 posts since
Jan 25, 2010
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Jul 8, 2010 12:28 PM

hip attachment/glute injury HELPPPPPP!

I just went running this morning. I run every day, basically. Lately I have been cross training as well.

My typical runs are 9-14 miles.

I have been feeling like my thigh bones.. or more like my pelvic region is pulling.

Well today, on my right leg, the pain is so bad. It almost felt as if my leg went numb. It feels like the hip/leg ball and socket are either over streched or collapsed.

I had to walk like 2 miles home too. How can I recover from this? And what may possibly be wrong?

Stress fracture?

  • Damien Howell Legend 312 posts since
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    1. Jul 9, 2010 7:28 AM (in response to Errnestinne)
    Re: hip attachment/glute injury HELPPPPPP!

    Alot more background information is needed before an attempt to determine what is wrong, like your gender, age, medical history.  The symptoms you describe could be related to musculoskeletal issues, but also could be related to viseral issues.  Start with a visit to your primary care physician.

    Damien Howell PT, DPT, OCS - www.damienhowellpt.com

  • Damien Howell Legend 312 posts since
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    3. Jul 10, 2010 9:31 AM (in response to Errnestinne)
    Re: hip attachment/glute injury HELPPPPPP!

    This is actually starting to sound like a problem related to lumbar spine.  Do a search under the term "spondylothesis" or "stress fracture in lunbar spine".

    Damien Howell PT, DPT, OCS - www.damienhowellptcom

  • Damien Howell Legend 312 posts since
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    5. Jul 11, 2010 8:33 AM (in response to Errnestinne)
    Re: hip attachment/glute injury HELPPPPPP!

    From the description of the location of your symptoms, it sounds like the symptoms are affecting both the right and left side of the body with the right side being more significant.  The explanation by your Active Release Specialist that the right pelvic bone is out of alignment is a bit questionable.  I would expect the symptoms to be disctintly greater on one side of the body.  Ask you Active Release Specialist can these symptoms be referred from the spine, also.

    Damien Howell PT, DPT, OCS - www.damienhowellpt.com

  • runnerchickie Amateur 36 posts since
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    6. Jul 11, 2010 10:52 AM (in response to Errnestinne)
    Re: hip attachment/glute injury HELPPPPPP!

    Not sure if you heard the old adage, but if it still hurts you're still hurting it. I know it's a drag but you're going to have to rest it until it's better. In my humble opinion! Been there, hated that...I know how you feel. Hang in there Oh, just thought of the bright side; because you're only 21 you'll heal faster! I know that's probably small comfort to you now.

  • Damien Howell Legend 312 posts since
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    8. Jul 11, 2010 5:04 PM (in response to Errnestinne)
    Re: hip attachment/glute injury HELPPPPPP!

    Try biking to get your fix

    Damien Howell PT, DPT, OCS - www.damienhowellpt.com

  • runnerchickie Amateur 36 posts since
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    9. Jul 11, 2010 5:20 PM (in response to Errnestinne)
    Re: hip attachment/glute injury HELPPPPPP!

    Hi Errnestinne; my injury was to my left leg (muscle tear) as a result of overtraining and it felt like it took FOREVER to heal, although really it was only a couple of months and I was able to do very gentle, short runs while I had it, and then very slowly built up the mileage again afterward over the course of a year. Cross-training was recommended to me for prevention, to strengthen my running muscles, and since I've been doing that I haven't had any more injuries although I've been told that every athlete gets injured, it's not a matter of "if" but "when". But I so know what you mean, motivation is not a problem with me either!!  That's why it's so frustrating to be injured. But patience and following medical advice will really only benefit us in the end. Hope all goes well!!

  • runnerchickie Amateur 36 posts since
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    11. Jul 16, 2010 6:40 PM (in response to Errnestinne)
    Re: hip attachment/glute injury HELPPPPPP!

    Good for you and your positive thinking, it will all work out for you. My left calf/achilles area was my problem. Interestingly, I was just reading this book tonight, "Run For Life" and it says that Active.com did a survey in 2006 that found that 90% of runners, cyclists and triathletes suffered an injury the previous year. 90%!! That's huge!!

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