Did a 9 mile hike today. Nothing to hard besides a step rock scrabble at the start. I get back to the car and just normal feet/knee pain. During the drive home (about 2 hours) no abnormal pain. But when I get home and go to get out of the car I get horridus pain like in the middle of the joint between my leg and hip. Feel to forward to be groin, and to inwards to be hip. Not only pain but lack of strength, like to pick my leg up to get of the car. Once upright I can walk normally but if I try to step up or anything I get the pain. I didn't fall or slip or anything. What could this pain be? I've been hiking for a while now and never got a pain like this
I actually came here just now to make a similar thread, did a 25 mile hike through a forest/hilly terrain over the last two days. My ass and thighs are fire right now, and I don't think my legs have ever had that amount of strenuous activity for a long while as I can't fucking walk properly!
I hope, just got into bed and the trip up the steps was awful. Last time I went to the doc for pain it was my back, sent me for a MRI and had to pay 1100 american pesos in co pay for my doctor to tell me to rest it.
For the record this hurts much worse then when I hurt my back.
picture looks like the top of Mt. Tammany
Not to scare you but you could have defect in your muscle or bones. Know people who have had to get surgery. If its not reoccurring nothing to worry about though.
It's probably just a sprain or inflammation. Take ibuprofen, at least 800-1000mg. A normal ibuprofen is 200mg, so 4-5 pills. It seems like a lot, but if you go to the doctor he will probably prescribe 1000mg pills. Look up the dosage if you're concerned.
Could also be a nerve that's being impinged on, due to swelling. Ibuprofen will help this too.you can also ice the hip, which relieves swelling and pain.
If it's bad for several days, make a doctor appointment.
I had something similar with my left shoulder. I had what's called impingement syndrome. Lack of stregnth, and sharp pain. Took a few months to go away. Main treatment is NSAIDs like ibuprofen and tylenol.
I get hip pains pretty much automatically as soon as I hit ten miles. I can kinda feel it coming on, but once it hits, it sounds like yours and it SUCKS ASS.
For me I think it's just cause I'm old and the hip joint is rubbing in a way it shouldn't.