Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums General Help with bi lateral hip impingement

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      AvatarJason Stern

      Ive had hip/groin/theigh pain for the last 3 years. Ive been to 7 different dr and my most recent one finally figured out what the issue is. She looked at my xray and told me I have a hip impingement in each hip. She said its due to the way my lower half developed. She has me trying pt now but if it doesnt work I will need surgery. Its been 3 weeks of pt and my pain is worse. I even have pain when sitting now and walking as opposed to just walking before. The PT has been focusing on stretching, strengthening, and mobilizing my hip area. Has anyone experienced this? If so were you able to avoid surgery? How? Thanks!

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      AvatarPatrick Thomas

      Sometimes when making changes and getting this in a better position there can be some discomfort.
      Starting to use muscles to maintain positions which were not used in the past.
      As you continue to work with the new positions this should improve.
      Are you addressing the soft tissue above and below where you see the issue?

      A couple episodes to check out.
      They helps to improve range and mobilize with movement.
      Episode 87: Hip Impingement 2: Band Variation
      Episode 161: Hip Impingement: AIS

      You’ll want to take breaks while sitting for extended periods of time.
      Optimize your sitting position for when you must be sitting.
      A couple episodes which address sitting position.

      Start transitioning to a standing work space. This allows for movement through out the day which helps the negative impact of sitting.
      Why Sitting Wrecks Your Mad Hip Action

      Episode 170: Death by desk? More powerful typing
      Episode 251: High Skilled Sitting/Abdominal Bracing

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