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Just a little question, Ever since i started running using the C25K plan until now i have sometimes ended up with a sore left hip. This has been more apparent reciently after i moved my training from a flat route to a more undulating course.
The soreness is most apparent shortly after i finish running and to some degree during, but never enough to stop me running.
My shoes are about 100 miles old and i did have my gait assessed at running store with video gait analysis (i overpronate in shoes that let me but i dont barefoot).
Any advice, are there any strengthing or stretching exercises that would be benificial?
Thanks in advance
What kind of shoes are you wearing? It just sounds to me like you are getting too much correction from your shoes, despite the gait analysis saying you overpronate. I've almost always found a sore hip to be too much correction. I hope you figure it out.
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Maybe, just maybe, your problem is due to piriformis. That's a teeny muscle in your hip that when it acts up causes pain deep in the butt. Also can effect the hamstring.
Exercises such as "clam shell" , piriformis stretch, and the "figure 4" might help.
Best to get it properly diagnosed.
the shoes that i am using are Asics Gel Kayano 13 and i have been using them for a few months now and have only started to get this trouble with my hip in the past month, since i started moving from the flat onto a more undulating course.
What are clam shell , piriformis stretch, and the figure 4 exercises?
When I do this exercise (recommended by a physiotherapist), I bend both legs as if I was sitting on a chair, but this is close.
<a href="http://www.rice.edu/jenky/sports/piri.2.html" target="_blank">http://www.rice.edu/jenky/sports/piri.2.html[/URL" target="_blank">
I do them every day and after each run.