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what have I done???I’ve been training for my 6th marathon, so I know to build my mileage slowly. I have been doing fartleks for my speed work, but last week I switched to Yasso 800s (hard 800 and equavilent jogging in time it took to do the 800). Anyway, I never felt anything pop, snap, grind or make any other noise. However, I woke up the next morning and the outside of my left hip was killing me. I took off for a couple of days and went out for a 6 miler and could barely finish. The pain feels like a cramp and feels closer to the surface than down deep. I have not been able to find anything on the net and will probably go to my doctor. I’m just looking for something to call this problem. Could it be IBS? The pain does not go down the leg, so I don’t believe it is IBS. Any ideas?thanks,Jim


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    Scott,
    Thanks for the info. I had finally found some info that led me believe that it could be “TB”. I may go to my Chiropractor first to see what his opinion is. He specializes in sports medicine, so he should be able to spot it. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll hit Healthsouth and Jim Andrews since I’m here in Birmingham.
    Thanks again, Jim

    May PT

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    Jim,Does this sound like what you are talking about?”Trochanteric Bursitis” this is an inflammation of small sacs of fluid that exist under the tendons of the powerful buttock muscles as they insert into the top of the femur(thigh). They cushion these tendons and help to give them a better angle of pull. They can become inflamed with overuse or unfamiliar use of the hip. For example doing a sudden bout of hill walking when previously having a very sedentary life or when getting back on ones feet after a prolonged illness. Treatment may involve ice, anti- inflammatory tablets and/or physiotherapy. The pain is normally felt over the side of the hip and is extremely sore when palpated. It is made worse by lying on that hip and doing a lot of weight bearing.

      May PT

      9 10

      : Thanks again,: JimJim,The Chiropractor cannot hurt, but if he doesn’t seem to be helping your, you cannot do better than Dr. Andrews! He is a nationally recognized expert in Sports Medicine. Please let us know how you make out, and good luck!

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