I fell last March on an icy trail run (stupidly didn't bring my icers, b/c I'm a moron :) ). Landed right on my hip, hard. There was some bruising and swelling.
In runs after the fall, I began to notice pain in the hip joint itself, and around the hip joint. It persisted post-run. Eventually I started having the IT band in my knee trigger and had real problems with ITBS as a result.
In late June, I got diagnosed with a neuroma in my foot, and had to take a few months off. I started off again with short runs, and since I was in no hurry, training-wise, stuck to short stuff for a while to try to really allow my body to recover. No problems with my hip during this time.
I did miss part of October with bronchitis/asthma/walking pneuomonia, but am back running again.
Last Saturday (edit: as in the weekend before last, not 2 days ago) my long run exacerbated my hip, and I had a lot of pain on Sunday during a hike I choose to cut short as I could feel my IT band tweaking, and I don't want to deal with that again. It was my first long run since I got sick and I think some of it was muscle soreness, but the same joint pain was there as well.
I am supposed to do 20k tonight (like I said, I stuck to short stuff, 5 and 10ks, for a long time), and I have pain in my hip joint. I had some hip pain riding Saturday in a new position on the trainer (new pedals, new saddle).
It is a beautiful day, so I am tempted to do my run, though I'm also tempted not to due to nervousness about setting off another brutal bout of ITBS.
When I saw my doctor (gp) last spring, he dx'd me with hip bursitis. He told me I could stop it from healing, but I couldn't make it any worse by running on it.
I see a sports med doctor next Wednesday. I have started some exercises to work on the muscles around my hip.
I thought rest was supposed to heal bursitis. This has gotten tonnes of rest - what's the deal here? I need to lose some weight, but I don't think that's contributing, though maybe it is. I thought this was gone and I'm kinda pissed that it's back again. Has anyone had hip bursitis persist this long, especially through a long layoff period?