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Hi! I have been having hip pain for a while now. I saw a PT for the right hip pain. I had to stop running for about 6 weeks too. I think it was time, not the PT that helped it get better! Now I've started running again and my left hip hurts! It doesn't hurt so much WHILE I'm running, but after, and the next day. It is right around my hip bone. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas?
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replied November 13th, 2007
Hip Pain
Hello! If I were you - I would go to an orthopedic doctor - preferably one that specializes in hips. I had hip pain for years before being diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia at age 28. I had a hip scope done then to repair a torn labrum - which did not help. Since then I have had 2 children - and the hips hurt more and more. I too had to stop running. They didn't hurt while I ran - just after. I get a dull ache deep in the hip - and get sharp pains in the groin after I sit. My hips also "pop" and "crack" a lot. I am still able to walk, swim and do the elliptical - but am limping around by the end of the day.
I am now facing either replacement or resurface in both hips - or a surgery called periacetabluar osteotomy where they try to reconstruct your own hips. (and I am only 33!!!)
I now not only have the dysplasia (the hip socket is too shallow for the "ball"), I now have osteoarthritis and cysts in both hips.
Hope all goes well - I know that having hip pain is no picnic!
Beth
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replied November 13th, 2007
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Thanks!
Thanks, I should probably go to an orthopedic. The PT really didn't help and I don't think she figured out what the real problem is. She thought it was a back injury and treated it that way. None of the online research I've done accurately describes the location and level of my hip pain. A dr would be the best bet! By the way, I am also only 38 - not old enough for hip replacements Smile
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replied November 13th, 2007
An MRI and X-rays would tell if there was a problem with the joint itself.
Does the pain cause you to limp?
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replied November 13th, 2007
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The regular family doctor didn't think it was the joint because of certain test he did (pushing, having me bear weight). The pain certainly does cause me to limp after I've run, and after I've been sitting and I get up to walk. The strange part is that it was my right hip, I rested for 6 weeks (with PT) and now it's my left hip. Of course, by the time I finally went to the PT, both hips were starting to hurt along with my knees and I couldn't even walk fast without serious pain! I went way too long before going to the dr.
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replied July 10th, 2012
did you find out what was wrong. I have the same symptoms in both hips as well
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replied November 18th, 2007
Left Hip Pain
I too have hip pain. It originally was only after a run, and then progressed to during a run as well. It is deep in the hip and towards the back at the top of the gluteus maximus. I took 8 weeks off running and began a series of 10 rolfing sessions. My rolfer finds points in and around my hips that shoot hot pain through my hamstrings. I have extremely tight gluteus maximus and minimus. I have been stretching and rolfing now for over 10 weeks. I began running again (5 minute walk, 10 minute run, etc. for 30 minutes). I still have hip pain after I run but not as extreme. I have been told that I am engaging my stride with the wrong muscles due to my gait. This is very difficult to change, but I am working on it. Have you seen a deep tissue massage therapist or rolfer? I do feel this helped me some. My rolfer is awesome, however I do not feel that it cured my hip pain and am exploring the orthapedic option as well. I am 35 years old...also feel too young for hip pain! I sympathize with you. This is the only injury I have had that has not gone away with rest and proper stretching. It has been going on now since June. Any advise out there is appreciated and I hope that you may find relief soon!
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replied March 5th, 2012
About a yer go I had the excruciating pain in my left buttock/ hip after seeing every alternative practitioner later and having a small stoke, my Dr told me to stop the birth control pill which I was using for cysts. I'm 39 years old. About three weeks after stopping the pill my back SI joint started improving. I am now 8 weeks post pill and and I still have pain down my leg when I lay down, but I'm getting to a stage where I could probably engage in physio and have it work this time. Go figure. I had been asking to stop the pill fotheta past two years. Should have just stopped. Totally my own fault.
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replied July 10th, 2012
You think the birth control pills caused your hip pain? Had you been taking them a long time? I too have hip pain that will not go away.
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replied July 10th, 2012
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Try acupuncture which does a deep message.
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replied November 25th, 2007
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It could possibly be due to trochanteric bursitis-an inflammation of the bursa surrounding your hip joint. Things that can help this include injections, ultrasound, iontophoresis, and a therapist who knows how to deal with this type of injury.
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replied November 25th, 2007
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Hip Injury
I also had a hip injury about a week ago. We had finished harvesting our olives and I came into the house to do some ironing. Suddenly, the iron fell off the ironing table and onto the carpet. I made a sudden, lurching motion to try to grab the iron off the carpet, and I felt this incredible, searing pain and heard a popping sound. I almost fainted. Literally saw stars. Got the iron up and laid down. Didn't do much for a few days.

Then went out into the vineyard and was doing o.k. and then again made the movement going from left over sharply to the right and again the same pain. Barely made it back up to the house.

I don't know if there is a hairline crack there or something just out of place. Just know it really hurt.

Roberta
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replied May 25th, 2011
Hip Injury.
I hope u get better soon, that sounds like it was a freak accident type. I would certainly get it checked out. Take care and God Bless.
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replied July 31st, 2009
Hip Pain
I have a left hip pain due to tight hip flexors and weak gluteal muscles. I also have a slight leg length difference and the pain is on the shorter leg. To make matters worse i have scoliosis my spine slants to the right so my back, abdominal and hip flexors on the left are all working hard to hold my spine straighter. All this is making it hard for me to return to running. I know all this as I am a physio. I just started getting regular massages and am doing pilates. With extremely slow results.
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replied December 12th, 2009
i am a 38yr old female with osteoporosis.I broke my back twice, and found out about the osteoporosis after a bone density scan when I was 30.I have now pain in my right hip ...groin area mainly after walking on a tredmill and doinf long walks.I am on morphine and morphine patches for the pain in my spine, but I collapsed 4 days ago from the agony of my hip after i went to the shop.I was on the tredmill that morning for 1hr..its common for me to fast walk for an hr or even more.The pain in my hip, right hip has gotten worse since April this year.Im worried about hip replacement surgery at my age.
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replied December 12th, 2009
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They say that when you can't stand the pain that you need it...Our son had his at 47 years old...However, I know with all the running and sports that he had done in his life, that age was only a number...He would have done it immediately...I think you should bear in mind the pain that you are having...Why worry about being "too early" when you collapse from the hurt....Good luck and take care...

Caroline
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replied December 13th, 2009
Being 38 and having hip pain is "too early". Ur son is 47 and at THAT age, its more acceptable that suffering from hip pain. would occur..not for a young 38yr old like me.Ur son is 3 yrs from 50...at his age he SHOULD expect SOME pain after all that running and sports he's done.Yes, age is just a number, and im fortunate to look young for my age, but at my age, talk of hip replacemnt surgery is not common.The doctors Ive seen have said the same thing to me.
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replied February 8th, 2012
I'm 19 and am having hip pain. now THAT is too young. lol
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replied December 13th, 2009
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My son has had severe hip pain for five years before he had the surgery...He has worked with Orthopedists for 25 years before this surgery...He was a star athlete in many sports...In his late 30's cordisone shots were tried...Needless to say it was just a temporary fix...Because of football, baseball, basketball and golfing, he has paid a price with his hips...He, like his Father, was a jock...He and the doctors had talked hip replacement for more than a few years before it was done...Seeing him you would never know it...His golf game frequently makes the papers...Nor will he hesitate getting the other hip done when it needs it...

I, too, thought he was too young for this surgery....However, I didn't know his pain nor wasn't going to tell him to hold out for a certain age in life...I feel that doctors are just wonderful...I know, we have some of the best specialists around...However, a doctor does not know the pain of walking on bone on bone...He can't feel the wincing as you try to step and falter...If it is a matter of pride over pain, I will bow to the pride and accept....Take care and good luck....

Caroline
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replied December 27th, 2009
Alexia, I am a 37 year old with severe hip pain caused by SI Joint Disfunction. If your docs say it doesn't happen to younger folks than you may want to seek a new doctor. I've been in a lot of pain for almost a year now. My pain started with a popping and weakness in the hip flexors after running and then a sharp pain on the outside of the hip. It's cause by a weak ligament/tendon around the SI joint. All my other muscles try to hold the hip in place, but the pelvic and tail bone tilt to far. I started wearing an SI belt to give my muscles a break and after I could actually feel the pain was originating from my SI. Do some more research into stretches, muscle balance and make sure you are eating a balanced diet. Nutrient deficiencies like Omega-3s have helped me with the pain and I'm sure it can slow your oesteo. ONCE YOU KNOW there are no other means for rehabilitation, you will feel comfortable going into surgery at a young age. All the folks I've met with hip problems have been in their late 30s and early 40s. Also the last thing you should be working out on is a treadmill. Find a cushioned track and dito for shoes.
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replied July 10th, 2012
Did things work out and allow you to function as you want? I have hip pain after running and am no longer able to run because of pain in the front and side of my hip. Stretching, exercises ultrasound, etc have not worked. I too feel it may be SI joint related. I just got an SI belt to try. Also trying to strenghthen my core and gradually go back to some hip exercises.
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replied January 19th, 2010
I'm 25 years old and I've been having hip pain since I was 19. I was in physical therapy off and on for years and am only now seeing a specialist. They still don't know what's wrong with me. See a doctor as soon as possible and definitely make sure it's one with experience in hips! My old one told me that popping and shooting pain was normal, just because he didn't have any experience with hips.
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replied January 19th, 2010
Hey Everyone,
I just made a discovery this past week. As I mentioned before, I'm suffering from SI Joint Dysfunction that started with a pain in my hip. Over the course of a year, I've been to PT, had two cortisone shots in my SI, and got most of my relief from wearing an SI belt that held my pelvis in alignment with my sacrum giving my hip flexors, IT band, piriformis, and hamstring muscles a chance to relax from trying to hold my core. Three months ago, I went off my birth control pill as a test. I'm not fully recovered from my injury, but I'm doing much better. Last week I went back on the birth control. Two days later, I had my full blown SI pain back. After a couple of days of pain, I went back off the pill. A day later, I'm back to the recovery level before starting the pill again... and it's real progress. I've read that SI joint dysfunction can be caused by pregnancy because hormones cause the ligaments to loosen in the pelvis for giving birth. What's birth control? Hormones! I hope this info is beneficial.
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replied January 21st, 2010
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Im 16 I'v Had Hip Pain Since I Was 15 And my left hip regually hurts or feels weird randomly, when i walk long or short distances i just get pain which causes me to limp i dont know if it's related at all but when i run my right knee goes weak and just recently 2 days ago my right hip aches. has anyone got any idea's
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replied January 24th, 2010
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Talk to your doctor about this...Only an Xray will show what the problem is...Good luck...

Caroline
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replied February 1st, 2010
I was having sever hip pain in my left hip severly after a run. Or after sitting for a long period. It was about 7 months of this until I started cycling. Not sure if it was bursitis or weak muscles but after cycling my hip pain is 90% gone I even was able to run a half without any pain during or after. I used to have to ice all night after just a 3 mile run. Give cycling or spinning a try for a few months and see if that helps. If not at least you've strengthened you legs Wink good luck and feel better!
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replied February 10th, 2010
Right Hip Pain from Skateboarding?
I have right hip pain that ive left untreated for like 8 months for lack of funds. Im 21. I was going to go into the air force, and now im wondering if throwing myself in medical debt is worth it to just get something done so i can go in...but idk if they'll accept me if i have to have surgery done. does anyone know about this? I'm also experiencing lower back pain and my right thigh hurts when i use my leg too long. Im used to being really active... i have a skateboard with longboard wheels on it that raise it really high... and i kick with the right leg... im not sure if anyone can diagnose with that info...but i did tend to overdo it and one day it just hurt...and i thought itd go away, but of course it didnt...and 8 months later im still financially unstable... and im worried about getting it looked at and fixed for lack of funds. Help?
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