Gluteus Medius Pain


I overdid running hills earlier this week, and now I’ve got some hip pain that my Internet MD diagnosis tells me is gluteus medius inflammation. Any readers have experience with that? If I take a day or so off, will it likely resolve? Or am I looking at a long-term problem? As of now, it’s minor pain, and doesn’t hurt at all at rest.

Comments

  1. Tsu Dho Nimh says

    You know what they say about the person who has Google for a doctor, a lawyer and a matchmaker. :)

    Common athlete thinking that gets them into trouble is that lack of pain = OK to go.

    A couple of days of rest and anti-inflammatories will be just long enough for it to stop hurting so much you can’t run, but not nearly long enough for it to really heal … and just long enough for you to really screw it up by more running because you think you are all better.

    Heat, stretching, walking and NSAIDs for a week or more, then ease back into running. And remember the warmups and stretching.

  2. fuckesatonne says

    “You know what they say about the person who has Google for a doctor, a lawyer and a matchmaker. :) ”

    What DO they say? That the person lives in the 21st century?

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