Asked 8 years, 3 months ago

How should I treat a hip tear?


I pulled a hip muscle the week before my marathon. I went to the race anyway. It hurt from miles 3 to 12.5, where it went into a dull throb. At mile 23 the pain came back twice as bad, forcing me to walk to the finish. It turned black and blue.

My orthopedic doctor thinks I have torn a hip abductor or piriformis muscle. He recommended various stretches. Two weeks after the marathon, I ran six miles. The hip felt exhausted and got stiff overnight. It is still swollen, though not black and blue anymore.

What do you suggest for a speedy recovery?


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