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Hi to all the people on runners world uk! So glad there's a site like this up as I'm in desperate need of your knowledge!
My name is Andy I live in sunny Scotland and having not long passed my 30th Bday and with a real lack of work in my area with a kid on the way I decided to sign up to join the Royal Navy to provide a good start for my soon to be family , hence why I started getting into training again though I seem to have run up against some problems and could really use your knowledge on this one.
So the problems start: About six weeks ago now (give or take a few days) while out on a run I felt sharp pains shooting up my right hamstring which brought my running to a stand still though I was still able to walk. Thankfully though this has since healed but at the time it made me to limp heavily on my left leg which has caused some form of injury to my hip which I cannot pinpoint!
I have been to my local GP who was insistent that there was no need for me to see a physiotherapist, threw pain pills at me and told me to go on my merry way. I even went as far as to tell them about my ongoing application for the navy to which she replied "well if the problem still persists when you get there then they will have the facillities to deal with it" which quite honestly shocked me at there lack of caring, not that she's wrong mind you as they would have the facilities there but I think they would rather just medically discharge you to save themselves the hassle.
Anywho more details on the injury itself: The pain itself only occurs when I try to go faster than a mild walk i.e. when I pick up my walking pace there is a bit of discomfort often leading to me eventually forming a limp but if I try to break out in a light jog thats when the fun starts with sharp pains shooting around the hip joint from the inner groinal area around to just under my left buttock, in addition to this the pain at times also shoots down my thigh...not far though only around a 5th of the way.
I've never had this kind of injury before in my life! Sure I've had injuries before but nothing more serious than a groin strain when I was still in high school. With my navy training being put on hold so close to being called up for basic training I'm actually starting to worry quite a bit as you can no doubt tell by the time on this post 03:30am
I really hope someone here can help me, even if it's just a little I couldn't honestly tell you how much it would mean.
Sorry for the novel I just wrong lol I just feel that too much info would be better than too little.
Thank you in advance.