I have diagnosed myself, in consultation with my esteemed colleague Dr Google, with hip bursitis caused by running. I typically run 20 miles a week, with a bit of other stuff (bodypump/yoga/spin/swimming) thrown in. I hadn't felt too good for a couple of weeks so had backed off a bit, then felt much better and potentially rather over did it with 30+ miles last week.
One of my hips is now achy when I go downstairs, or when I run, but mostly ok otherwise which seems very much like bursitis.
Other than rest and ibuprofen, does anyone have any suggestions of what to do (or for how long) and lovely positive stories of total and swift recovery? I don't want to hear any of that 'I had a sore hip and then my leg fell off and now I'm reduced to a quivering wreck' nonsense please and thank you.
I have had similar issues for about a year & have really worked on strengthening the joint (as advised by a physio - I said I didn't want to stop running). Lower back stretches & it band stretches also help it. I do a mix of yoga poses & strengthening stretches, which you could google if you are not familiar: Downward dog/3 legged dog Low lunge Pigeon pose Single leg squats (twice as many on the weak side) Cat/cow pose Upward dog Step up & opposite leg raise
I try to do these every day, more of my hip is aching. And obviously a good stretch after runs too.
OP - I strongly recommend you to see a specialist doctor (not GP) with an ultrasound machine who can properly diagnose whatever is bothering you. Self-diagnoses rarely hit upon the correct problem, as many conditions have similar symptoms but not the same treatment or prognosis.
I had hip bursitis brought on by running and I currently have another hip condition on the other side. They feel very similar and their treatment was very different.
Until you see a specialist sports doctor, I would strongly advise you to stop running, rest as much as you can (i.e. don't move from the sofa or better yet, the bed) and ice your hip.