Hitting a bit of a dilemma and was curious what your advice would be. About a week ago my hip started hurting on the outside, approximately where the femur/hip bone insertion point is. At first I thought it was a tight IT band and started foam rolling the area, working with a lacrosse ball, etc… Everything seems to just hurt beyond tolerance, and I can tolerate a significant amount of pain. I can squat and dead lift without it hurting more during the movements, but leg drive on the bench or abduction of the hip joint seems to be where I notice it the most. I’ve been icing it and on dead lift day I avoided all accessory work. It feels like a bruise when I press on it, deep and painful.
There was no acute cause - meaning it didn’t happen all of a sudden during squats or deadlifts. I went swimming last Friday and noticed it that evening/morning but continued with my routine nonetheless. It’s a constant pain and nothing seems to be making it worse, or better for that matter. Aside for obviously getting it checked out by a doctor, any other advise? Tomorrow is squat 5/3/1 day and I’m considering skipping all lower body work until the pain goes away.