I once enjoyed the pleasure and satisfaction of long distance running for fitness, so much I started a personal training course with the hope I could share this joy with others.
Exactly one year ago now I experienced pain in my left hip joint during a 12k run. I failed to treat the pain and that night the inflammation was so severe I could not sleep.
Over the last year the initial injury has improved, but I have constant pain in the hip area, both sides. The area of pain is always rotating form side to side and through the different muscle groups with no noticable pattern.
I have seen numerous health professionals ranging from neurophysiotherapists, podiatrists, rheumatologists and massage therapists. I have had a ultrasound guided quartizone injection into my left hamstring tendon, a MRI scan and pathology tests to rule out muscular dystrophy and common inflammatory disorders. I am still without a diagnosis.
Not only has my ability to run been striped away from me, but I have been in constant pain for a year now and I am desperate for a break through. I have read the empathic and resourceful responses of others and hope that maybe someone out there may have some advice or experience which they can offer.