Our expert says:
I suggest that you consult a sports physician for x-rays of your lower back and hip. It is possible that you have Iliotibial band syndrome of the hip, which commonly effects runners, due to the constant flexion and extension of the knee and rubbing of the iliotibial band over the "hip joint".
Please refer to the following link for more details of Iliotibial band syndrome: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iliotibial_band_syndrome
It is also possible that you have bursitis of the hip, which is not as common in runners but it can also explain your symptoms and it is usually under diagnosed. Refer to the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trochanteric_bursitis
Dr Anrich Burger
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