Pain in hip joint. Help!
I have been riding my new Cannondale for one week now, and am developing a pain in my leg to hip joint. (I used to ride a Gary Fisher hybrid, seated upright.) I pushed it pretty hard for about a mile straight ( I'm new to road bikes) and when I got off I was fine. Later that day, the pain started and has increased a little as I road this morning. Could it be my seat adjustment, poor conditioning, what? Please don't tell me it's the bike, as my wife has. What would you seasoned riders suggest? Thanks for the tips to come.
I posted about something similar to this here a couple years ago. Seems every time I get to a certain level it flares up again. I actually saw a doc about it once, in fact I was in there to get my knee fixed and I told him about this, and he actually asked which one I wanted to get fixed first! Anyway, you might do a search on "Greater Trochantus" and see if you can dig up something. Mine flared up recently once again after I pushed the pace a bit too much trying to keep up with the roadies in the latest challenge, but after just a few days of backing off it is much better. Also, I regularly ride 3 different bikes and it does not seem to be any worse (or better) on any of them, so I don't think that's the problem... Good luck.
could be a couple different things.Could just be too much, too soon. There is a muscle that lifts your leg sideways. It is flat and lies on the outside of the leg. When it hurts rub there and see if it is tender and tight. Could be you just need to get used to the new bike gradually. If you have wide hips, the
distance between the pedals (Q) could be a problem.This would cause your feet to be closer together than your hips, keeping a tension on that muscle.There also could be a hip problem. Are you stretching? Try this one. Sit on the edge of the bed with one foot on the floor. Place the other foot near your crotch keeping the leg on the bed. Lean forward with a straight back.
If it feels tender and tight...... you will need to do it after each ride for a while.You can also lift your leg from this position to get the stretch, but the other is a better one to start with. You also ought to try different saddles if this is a problem. I find Brooks helps (not everyone does) and I also like my Selle italia trans AM XLP because it has shock absorbers.
Last edited by late; 03-12-04 at 07:49 PM.
I dug up the old post I made on this, maybe this will be of some help there were several good replies:
hip injury question
If you are not used to racing bikes, make sure your bike is not setup in a low aggressive riding position. People just assume that racers have to be ridden aggressively, but is isnt so.