Q&A: I'm a 15 year old cross-country runner with persistent hip pain, any advice?
posted on 10/4/2013
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Hi. I have been experiencing constant hip pain for the last month. I am 15 years old and had been running cross-country (3.1 miles). The pain occured gradually while I was running. It has been around for about a month. I have seen an orthopedic surgeon about it and go to Physical Therapy once a week, but it is fairly persistant pain. I was diagnosed as having strained hip flexors with tendonitis. Does that sound correct? How long will it be before I can run and jump again? I would like to play basketball this winter, but right now I have a lot of pain just walking and going up steps. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.- Emily
--James L McAllister, M.D.
San Diego, CA
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