hip pain from running

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    Aug 07, 2008 2:46 AM GMT
    i've recently been running more, and am having some pain in my hips after running--it's basically on the front part over the bone. can anyone recommend any stretching or other remedies?
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    Aug 07, 2008 2:55 AM GMT
    Maybe you've done too much too soon. That's where most running aches and pains come from.

    I find hip opening yoga to be very effective in keeping my hip flexors and quads loose. You can probably google or search for some exercises on you tube. If the pains anything more than muscle fatigue or soreness I'd avoid doing any stretches until you consult with a sports medicine doctor or physical therapist.

    I also like my foam roller...it's basically an industrial, thicker pool noodle. You can get them at a medical supply store, or a sporting good's store. Rolling back and forth on it is essentially like giving yourself a deep tissue massage.

    Good luck.
  • rdberg1957

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    Dec 06, 2008 10:21 PM GMT
    Stretching may or may not be helpful. Stretching hip flexors is now standard for my workouts, playing racquetball, etc.

    I use a stability ball and lean forward while on one knee.
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    Dec 06, 2008 10:27 PM GMT
    The main protocol is 'RICE'...Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. I think that in your case the first two would be easier to do. Before you ice, I would suggest slowly massaging the area to clear metabolic waste and bring new blood, oxygen and nutrients to the area. Just my opinion. I'm inclined to think that there may be an imbalance between hip flexors and the opposing muscle groups.