3 Years of Recurring Hip Pain
I never knew what happened to make my hip begin to hurt. I am a runner. I was running 4-5 miles per day with longer runs on the weekend. My hip started hurting after I would finish my run.
It felt like a deep pain inside my hip. I went to an ortho doctor and had X-rays, exams etc. He said nothing was seriously wrong so sent me to a physical therapist. PT said it was my IT band and he did stretches and scraped my IT band externally.
I wanted to feel some relief, but really never did. I stopped running finally after the pain got so bad that it would wake me up at night. I still have pain when I lay down in bed and cross my legs, right over left or left over right. I began feel sore to the touch on the top of my pelvic bone, the iliac crest.
So, I just stopped working out and began yoga. While doing yoga the pain will subside. I began to feel better, I think due to the yoga. It was hot yoga and I loved the great stretches. BUT... I wanted to keep my weight down and needed to lose the 10 lbs I had gained after I stopped running so…
I began to run again. It only took about 1 month and my hip was hurting again, especially at night when I lay in bed. The pain is not so bad as it was and not up in my iliac crest yet. I know that the yoga helps.
I believe that this is not my IT band but rather my TFL as well as iliopsoas syndrome. I am going to begin isolated stretches for the TFL to see if this will fix my hip. It really is a life altering issue for a runner and exercise junkie...