Runner with Hip and Lower Back Ache

by Brian
(Wrentham MA)

I've been struggling with an aching pain in my hip for some time while training for a marathon.

The pain doesn't inhibit my ability to run but certainly aches more after a long run. The pain is worst when laying in bed and I try to rise to get up (starting with somewhat of a sit-up).

It's tough to pin-point the pain. It seems deep within my lower abdomem and sometimes extends to my lower back. Nothing seems to help the pain - I frequently stretch that area via lunge stretches and backward bend over a medicine ball.

In the past my massage therapist has worked to "release" the psoas on that side so I'm led to believe that's the culprit.

Will hopefully learn more at my next massage appointment but until then I'm looking for any guidance.

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