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I would appreciate any advice on my injury! Two weeks ago on my long run (18miles) I got a pain in my groin that went down the back of my leg and became increasingly painful as the run progressed. I'm a lady btw in case that makes any difference!!! Was prev doing 5 runs a week as part of mara training but have scaled right back and am now unable to run at all!
I got home without too much worry but my hip ached for the rest of the day (even with ice and rest). The pain wore off fairly swiftly and so i ventured out last week for a 6 mile steady run. As soon as I set off the pain in my groing started again and shot down the back of my leg to my knee. I stopped immediately but ended up limping immediately and the next day. It feels like a pulled muscle which causes an ache in my hip but has affected my walking now and I am unable to walk without pain even when I'm taking brufen and resting. It has woken me up at night on a couple of occasions too.
I'm scared to run now (was marathon training!) but have been ok to swim (although it hurts afterwards).
Does anyone have any advice on how to make it better not worse? Should i see a sports therapist. I've had loads of little injuries in the past that have just gone away on their own (muslce pull, knee pain etc) but this seems a bit different!