How long should an injury to a hip take to heal?

by Kelly

Two weeks ago, while running, I began to have hip pain. The pain was so intense I was barely able to bear weight on my left side. I continued to work out (spinning, swimming, yoga, and pilates) I was and still am unable to run. As time went on, it became too painful to even swim. I went to the doctor who told me it was muscular and told me to rest and has me taking muscle relaxers (I am unable to take anti-inflammitory medication due to a kidney condition).

I am also being seen for possible stress fractures in my lower legs (I am awaiting a bone scan and MRI).

How long does a hip injury of this type take to heal?

Should I have my running evaluated because of the types of injuries I have sustained while running (I am new to running)?

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