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Hip Pain(4 posts)

Hip Painbcm119
Jan 27, 2003 12:43 PM
Anyone have suggestions to heal an overuse injury to the hip? I think I've got bursitis. It started fairly suddenly while climbing a steep hill that I usually don't climb first thing in the morning- I think I was still a little cold. I stayed off the bike for a whole 2 weeks, and popped ibuprofen, while doing other activities to stay fit- swimming and hiking mostly. Those activities didn't hurt it at all, and it was much better until I rode yesterday and wham! Pain again starting after the ride, and it now hurts when I'm just sitting in my chair at work... The pain is right in the joint, not on the outside like an ITB thing. I've tried lowering my seat slightly already with no improvement. I'm 6 ft 160 lbs, rec. rider doing about 100/week year round in S. Calif.

Thanks for any input.
re: Hip PainPaulCL
Jan 27, 2003 12:54 PM
Sorry to hear about your pain. I've been there with hip pain. A few suggestions:

Rest. Stop riding.
More ibuprofen. Lots. If your bursitis is inflammed, the Advil will help.
Go see a doctor. Maybe he/she will prescribe a stronger anti-inflammatory.
Stretch. Don't do some other workout - they will aggravate the problem. Stay off the bike and stretch for two 30 minutes sessions per day. www.howtostretch.com

I stayed off the bike for 2 weeks during the summer of '01 due to hip pain. I had a hard time walking for a day due to denial. The rest helped, but the intense stretching did it for me. Mine was not bursitis, but seemed localized at the joint like yours. From your description, I would doubt bursitis. I am not a MD, but a sudden arrival of pain indicates a strain or pull. Maybe ligament or tendon aggravation??? My problem was/is slightly uneven hips leading to strain leading to pain. Stretching has made all of the difference for me.
re: Hip PainRaven1911
Jan 27, 2003 10:40 PM
Go see a MD and get it taken care of if it hasn't gone away already. I would venture to say you sprain/strained something in your hip. But get to an MD, rest, ice, and ibuprofen. Watch stretching it because you can prolong its healing by continually aggravating it.

Raven
Go see a doctor (nm)bsdc
Jan 28, 2003 5:16 AM