Question by  samantha23 (1)

What could be the cause of right hip pain from a runner?

i am 19 female have been running for awhile atleast 3 times a week but lately my right hip has been hurting, i notice it the most when i have been sitting down and go to stand up i feel the pain. what could it be.


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

If you are running on a hard surface such as concrete, the pain could be from repeated impact of your legs hitting the hard surface as you run. It would be best for you to have your hip examined to make sure there is no other problem causing the pain and see what physician recommends.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

The simplest answer is either you are going harder than your body can handle, you are not stretching and warming up before you go out, or you are not stretching and cooling down when you are finished. You need to be conscious of the first and be sure to do the other two. And get some better shoes.


Answer by  maber (1427)

This sounds like either bursitis which is an inflammation in the bursa sac or you have a stress fracture in your hip. You should go to the doctor and have it checked out right away.


Answer by  fliptop (126)

You may have pulled a groin muscle or irritated your IT Band. Rest, ice, and looking up online stretches can help to prevent further injury. The main thing is to avoid any movements that cause pain until the pain subsides.


Answer by  olive49 (424)

There could be many causes for this type of hip pain in a runner. It could be minor like a strained or pulled muscle which can be treated by rest, ice, and stretching. However, if you don't see results from this, you may have a stress fracture and should be checked out with your doctor.

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