(Closed) Runners – experience with tendonitis of the hip?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If PT doesn’t resolve the issue, push for more diagnostic testing.  Is it near the hip flexor?  They call it “dancer’s hip” or something.  I tore a hip muscle & they diagnosed me with tendonitis after it healed but was still painful.  After several months of PT they did an MRI because they thought I might have torn my labrum as well.  Turns out I had a femoral neck stress fracture that I had been walking around on & exercising with for 4 MONTHS!!!  I was so pissed 🙁  Don’t let it go too long to investigate further.  If it doesn’t improve speak up!!

As for what you can do in the meantime… can you do aqua jogging?  Swimming?  Spinning or cycling?  Keep up with weightlifting or pilates/yoga to stay toned. 

Best of luck, hope you have a speedy recovery 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I reiterate what DaneLady said.  I suffered with an improperly diagnosed hip problem as well which turned out to be a femoral neck stress fracture.  I had to have pins put in and was on crutches for four months.  A test is to see if you can hop on that leg without excruciating pain.  If you hop once lightly and get a shooting pain, go see your doctor asap. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Did you see a sports medicine doctor and/or orthopedic specialist to diagnosis this?  I ask because I have bad a bad knee/hip coming from IT Band tightness.  I did 9 rounds of PT before a doctor realized what was going on and how bad it got.  I had reconstructive knee surgery (started out as exploratory and mushroomed from there) about 2 years ago, and it’s finally getting back to normal.

PT is fantastic, but it’s not a cureall.  If it’s not working, go back to your doctor!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mightywombat:  Definitely see a sports medicine/orthopedist to diagnosis it.  Everyone’s first instinct tends to be PT, and it cures a lot of injuries, but like I said before, not a cure-all.  It could end up being nothing, but a doctor is probably your best bet if the PT isn’t helping. 

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