Persistent hip pain

About 6 months ago, I decided to intensify my training and pushed myself pretty hard for a week at a faster pace than normal.

After about 7 days I started to get a pain in my right hip. I pushed myself through to the end of the run and just figured I'd tweaked it and a bit of RICE would sort it out.

That was 6 months ago and the pain is still there, dull but persistent and noticeable when I either stretch my hip out or walk any distance.

I could go see my GP but trying to get any kind of scan for non-urgent injuries will take months (5 the last time I needed one). I could visit our local minor injuries clinic but given I did this 6 months ago, I'm not sure they'll see me. I could just continue to RICE it and hope that time is a healer but I'm getting fat as any type of exercise seems to aggrevate it.

I'm at a bit of a loss with this so any advice on what it is, what caused it, why it won't go away or what I should do about it is appreciated.

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  • YnnecYnnec ✭✭✭
    Ian Coady said:
    About 6 months ago, I decided to intensify my training and pushed myself pretty hard for a week at a faster pace than normal.

    After about 7 days I started to get a pain in my right hip.

    That was 6 months ago and the pain is still there, dull but persistent and noticeable when I either stretch my hip out or walk any distance.

    I could go see my GP but trying to get any kind of scan for non-urgent injuries will take months (5 the last time I needed one). 
    I think your GP will refer you to a Physio (appointment times are much sooner) first. I had a similar persistent hip/groin pain in 2011 and my GP referred me to one. 12 weeks later (a few plyometric band routines did the trick) it was resolved.

    But if you're insistent on getting the scan, why not ask now? I mean, it's been 6 months. 
  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    I would self refer to a physio, if you canon your NHS trust. Shorter waiting times and if they can not sort it then your GP can refer you for a scan rather than going through physio after seeing your GP (does depend how quickly you can see your GP. I ended up paying for an MRI with persistent hip pain, GP was not able to refer as I did not fit the criteria! 
  • Hip pain is also starting to ruin any hope I had of long distance jogging, three miles and I'm sore, hoping to put a post on here about it soon when I can. I have self referred through my GP but must be 8 weeks now no news. I am working on my pelvis alignment to see if it improves might be worth a Google for you
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