From the American Academy of Family Physicians comes this detailed publication on Hip Pain in Athletes. While it's obviously written for medical professionals (ones who recognize words like 'acetabulum' and 'femoral head'), I found it useful in preparing for my trip to the orthopedic specialist. I've had a nagging pain since before the marathon, nothing too severe so I just ran through it. Now that I've been back in NYC and sitting much more than before, the pain's gotten worse. So I finally broke down and went to the doctor. I've been laying off the running, except for my races, and hopefully today will get to the bottom of the issue. I think (hope) it's just inflammation that will pass with ice, rest, and NSAIDs.