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Hip aches when running - advice?

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May 2013
11:42am, 20 May 2013
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mrsdistraction
Last week I did a 8k jog and about half way round my right hip started to ache. Felt like the hip flexor, I was able to keep going through it. When I finished the jog I stretched it out quite thoroughly. I could feel it aching again at parkrun on Saturday, again I stretched it afterwards. Has anyone got any advice for me on what might be causing this, any good stretches etc?
May 2013
11:46am, 20 May 2013
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Dave A
Hip flexor strain? Had a couple myself, tried to run through one and made it worse.
hls
May 2013
3:37pm, 20 May 2013
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hls
I had physio at the hospital which showed me some stretches and did bugger all good, the Doctor gave me some strong painkillers which dull it but not much, and then I had sports massage on my ITB and it worked a treat.
May 2013
4:54pm, 20 May 2013
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mrsdistraction
I'll ask my dance teacher to show me some more hip stretches and if she's got any suggestions for it. I've also got a sports massage booked for 1st June, so I'll ask her to concentrate on that. Maybe wearing heels all last week was a bad idea!
hls
May 2013
7:09pm, 21 May 2013
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hls
Cross one ankle over the other when standing and lean to the opposite side of the ankle you crossed. That often helps me.
May 2013
9:44am, 22 May 2013
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mrsdistraction
Thanks hls, I'll give this a go :)
May 2013
10:07am, 22 May 2013
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Mykey
If my hip flexor starts to play it it is a sure indicatore that my glutes are too tight and so over stretching my hip flexors. Try some glute stretches as well:

google.co.uk
May 2013
10:43am, 22 May 2013
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mrsdistraction
Ooh, also good! Thanks Mykey.

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