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#1 Old 06-11-2004, 10:37 PM
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Whenever I run for more than 15 minutes, my hips really hurt. Almost feels like they are scraping/grating against each other or something. If I walk continuously for more than an hour the same thing happens. I try to work through the fact, i got stuck in a situation where I had no choice but to continue walking for another couple hours, without stopping cuz it winter and freezing cold, and my hips hurt so badly I was in tears. Has anyone else had this problem?? Do you know what's wrong with my hips?

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#2 Old 06-11-2004, 10:40 PM
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Go to a doctor, have an Xray and see.
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#3 Old 06-12-2004, 09:36 AM
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Can you describe more specifically where it hurts?
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#4 Old 06-12-2004, 12:40 PM
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I get something similar, except my pain is specifically in the joints. I find mine hurt after I run a mile- I can do the one, but after that I can't do anymore. Even the next day after running the mile, my joints can hurt just when walking around. I have running shoes and everything, I think I just have bad joints (my jaw joint gets painful at times, too).
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I have to think that your running/walking form is probably improper. Then again, it could be something in your joints...have someone watch you walk/run and see if they notice any obvious poor form, and then see a doc.

I hope you feel better soon.


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#6 Old 06-12-2004, 01:57 PM
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That sounds to me like bursitis in your hip. It has to do with the way your hip bone is fitting in the socket, the bursa is the cushion and when that gets irritated, the socket doesn't fit so well (I think). I had it training for the NY marathon. One course of physical therapy ( three times a week for a month)and I was back to normal. Try a google search for more info. They gave me exercises that you can do at any gym or at home if you are creative.
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I get this problem as well. I always thought it was because I didn't work out often so my hips just weren't used to it. I'm not glad that you have to suffer through it (because it f*cking hurts), but I am sort of glad to see I'm not the only one..
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BTW, do you have wide hips? I do and I'm actually a little bow-legged so I sometimes wonder if this has something to do with it.
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#9 Old 06-12-2004, 11:05 PM
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Yeah I'm thinking it must be the joints that specifially hurt, uhh I can't really tell the difference between joints and uh whatever else it might be

Galatea: I actually have very narrow hips, I thought that's maybe what my problem was! So maybe the width of your hips has nothing to do with it since we both have the same problem.

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#10 Old 06-13-2004, 07:01 PM
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it could be your shoes or the way you step. i recommend going to see an orthotics specialist. they have this funky pad you walk across and it tells a computer if and how you're stepping wrong, and they use that to fit you with specialized insoles for your shoes. they're expensive but worth every penny from what i've heard from others. my friend's cousin actually does this for a living so if you want some more info on it let me know. his office sets up at trade shows (usually ski shows, outdoors shows, etc) where you can do the test for free and then decide whether or not to buy the insoles. at the very least they explain to you what exactly is wrong so if you can't afford the insoles you can try other methods now that you know the cause. i'm sure offices must offer free consultations as well.

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Is it bad to recommend other websites on this one? I just gotta say that as a runner myself, the best place I've found to take questions like this is - they have a killer discussion board and tons of experienced runners who've probably suffered through (and hopefully fixed!) problems similar to yours. It's been a goldmine for me! Good luck - this sounds painful. I hope you find a solution.
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#12 Old 06-16-2004, 02:12 PM
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another thing you could do is go to the chiropracter. if your back is out of alignment, it can put stress on other joints in your body. the other person that said that their jaw sometimes hurts; this is a sign of a spinal problem. i reccomend the chiropracter, or oftimes a p.t. can help too.
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#13 Old 06-16-2004, 04:01 PM
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Chiropractor sounds like a good idea. Basically agreeing with asparagus
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#14 Old 06-16-2004, 04:46 PM
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sounds like an odd problem...but apparently many runners have hip and/or back problems, i myself have a hyper-mobile disk that i slipped during a race a few years back...going to a chiropractor does help, but as a runner i can recommend to you that a good physical therapist will teach you amazing ways to strenghten your back and sorrounding structures so that anything that is in alignment will stay there and things that are out will pop back in easily. this should cause a welcome cessation to your pain. If it is shoes, there is a good company called Barefoot Science that makes an adjustable insert for alot less than prescription ones which may only cover up the problem, these fix it. (first post!)
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