The weekend before last (15 / 16th), I had a small niggle in my hip / back. It didn't hurt when I ran but when sitting for a while afterwards, I felt very stiff and achey. I didn't run at all in the week as a precaution (walked to work with no trouble though). I felt OK this weekend and so I did a small run on Sunday (23rd). I felt no pain at all when walking and running and so I thought that I was now OK. But this week the pain has been a bit worse - I can't get comfortable in bed and it hurts to sit down on the sofa and get in / out of the car. Most of time I can walk around OK and twist around when at my desk, but I do get sharp stabs of pain if I bend in a certain way and it's difficult to bring my leg up and across my body. I have had sciatica before - I was crippled for a week but this episode is nowhere near as bad so I feel like I'm making a mountain out of a molehill.
I don't know what to do for the best? I can move around OK and even though I am "aware" of my hip / back, it doesn't really HURT hurt - just certain movements remind me that I'm not 100%. I am so gutted that I've had to stop running again as I felt that I was making some progress. I really want to run again but I'm worried I'll hurt myself even more.