Recurrent hip injuries

Recurrent hip injuries

Post by J C Rougie » Wed, 12 Oct 1994 17:55:59

I'm thinking of going to see a podiatrist about a recurrent hip problem,
and I would be grateful for any thoughts on (i) what this problem might be
and (ii) how it might be solved.  For background, I am a 34 minute 10K
runner, but I am relatively heavy (76kg).

The problem seems to be at the top of the tensor fascia latae (sp?), and
feels like a knitting needle being thrust into the back of the hip at its
widest point.  It comes on after a few minutes of jogging.  I had this on
my right hip for a year and a half, and it caused me to curtail my running
training and switch to swimming and cycling.  That hip has cleared up now,
but the problem has switched to the left.  I think perhaps I have some
kind of mechanical problem with my running style which is causing the hip
joint to become stressed.

If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful for them.  I am getting a
bit desperate as the swimming pool is closed for maintenance, and cycling
isn't as much fun for me in the winter.  Thanks in advance,

Jonathan.

Jonathan Rougier
Department of Economics, University of Durham
23--26 Old Elvet
Durham City DH1 3HY
England