Re: in pain from yard work
Lynns: Sounds like you just overdid. Muscles tend to atrophy when not used on a regular basis. I seem to recall a discussion about maybe, a torn or stretched ligament? If this is the case, your hip will feel like it is out of place or on fire when you over use it. Have you tried an SI belt? I use one when I am going to be doing stuff out in the yard.
Back aches, musles aches, are tricky, they won't hurt at the time, but do after we finish whatever we are doing and then you rememeber why you had quit doing that particular thing in the first place.
They are trying to outlaw hand weeding in CA because it is so hard on the back.
Ice that hip and ask your doctor about an SI belt.
sorry about the pain,