Calling all blog readers! I need some guidance, and a little help. I know that I could walk into my doctor’s office and I’m sure I’d receive a nice little prognosis, and some pain meds. That’s all well and good, but I’m more about solving the problem, not just dealing with it, or using a bandaid as a temporary fix.
My hip hurts. My left side. Right behind my hip bone, bleeding into my fat that surrounds the bone. It seems the pressure point is right smack dab in the middle of the hip bone, but a little beneath it, so not exactly on the bone itself, if that makes sense. It’s only on the left side, and it worsens after I run. When I take steps, it sends pain throbbing within that area.
I know it’s not an IT band issue (which I’ve had in the past). My knee is unaffected, as is my upper left leg. It’s strictly within my hip, and some of the pain reaches into my lower abdomen and groin area.
While attempting to self diagnose myself online, what really sticks out to me is something called Hip Bursitis. Runners often get this when they are misaligned, and I would fall into that category. Any mother carrying around 20+ lbs of baby on her hip can attest to being misaligned.
Anyone else out there ever hear of this condition, or experienced it? From what I’ve read, the best way to fix this is to NOT RUN. This is equatable to asking me NOT TO BREATHE. Well, I won’t be that dramatic about it, but if there’s a way to deal with this, some special stretching maneuvers, etc. that I can do to help alleviate the pain, I’d be more than happy to try it out.
I will still go and see my doctor, of course. I’d love to go in with some knowledge however, to better assist her in assisting me so that I don’t walk out of there with a prescription for bed rest, and medication. Does this sound like something other than Hip Bursitis? Any advice would be most appreciated!