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hi i am a runner and recently experiencing pain around my pelvic area from the hips across the lower belly but only if training uphill or running an event i.e half marathons, but if i stop it disappear and then come back again , it's not extremely painful i can still manage to exercise . I am 40 year old male very active, also when swimming seems to hurt its bearable but if i run on it it gradually worsen over the days untill i feel i should stop in order not to aggravate it, i had it now for about 4 months. should i stop altogether exercising at this point and how long for as when i stopped before it completely disappeared and then came back again ? i fear a sports hernia but have no visible signs no swelling if that's the case i would i know that? and when woulsd i know i can start exercising again?
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does any exertion cause it?
anything at all?
used to play football but stopped because of that
swimming but seems to come up the following day
ok I am just trying to rule out heart problems
and also running events
I would get an EKG and stress test
I would also quit any activity that triggers it and get some physio
i did for about 2 weeks and pain goes away after 24 hours but then come back
as soon as i start
or maybe not as soon but after a while
that's probably not long enough
i thought so
typical sportsman cant rest
I hear ya on that
at 40 your recovery is longer though
you don't recover like you did when you were 20
ah how long should i take it easy before starting again roughly?
4-6 weeks at least
and physio in the meantime?
thank you ,