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I'm very new to running (a recent graduate of C25K) and am running 5k about three times a week.
Over the last few runs I have developed a pain high up at the front of my right thigh that I believe to be the hip flexor. The pain comes on at around 2-3k and gradually worsens but never to the extent that I feel I should stop running, I do however suffer a bit for it the following day.
At rest it is barely noticeable but I can "anger" it by sitting upright and lifting my foot off the ground on the affected side.
Firstly, does this sound like a hip flexor problem?
Secondly, whatever it is, what can I do about it? I have tried taking extra rest days but it just comes back every time I run again.
It's taken me 35 years to realise it but I really enjoy running and I don't want to have to stop.