Looking for some help with a new pain -- I obviously am not looking for a medical diagnosis, but just to see if this sounds familiar to anyone. Since I started cycling seriously a few months ago (and for the record, I'm a 32-yr old guy), I've had on-again-off-again pain in my left knee, that has been diagnosed as patellar tendonitis -- I ice it, and do lots of stretches.
The other day, though, I started to have pain in my left hip -- about 1-2 inches down from the bony protusion and a little toward the back. It's fairly dull but if I press on it, it's pretty sharp. I took another look at my fit, and thought that I might have had my seat too high, and my cleats not pointing out enough (both of which I fixed), which may have led my IT band to rub against the hip, i.e. IT Band Syndrome. A little digging around on line seems to support that theory, but I wanted to see if this sounds familiar to anyone, and if so, what else did you do for it -- hip stretches, gluteus medius exercises, ice, etc? Just please don't tell me I have to lay off the cycling!!!