What could be wrong with my hip/leg?
October 1, 2012 5:39 AM Subscribe
YANMD, I know, but my doctor hasn't been very helpful, so I figured I'd try asking the hivemind.
posted by Sakura3210 to health & fitness (25 answers total)
So in the aftermath to this
question, I find that I'm better, but not great. My concern is that running causes discomfort, and stretching is painful - if I try to do a butterfly stretch, for example, I end up making an acute angle (left leg can go completely down, right leg only goes down max to about 45 degrees). After I do the stretch I feel some pain along the middle of the right side of the buttock. The pain is hard to describe; kind of like trying to shove a spatula in the area maybe? Not the sharp knife I had on the trip (it's not as intense). It sometimes feels like I have to crack it, but it won't give.
This is going on a month now. I'm young (mid twenties), I exercise (not a lot, but some), and I haven't injured myself recently as far as I know (hence why the pain on the trip freaked me out).
Any ideas as to what could be causing this?