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    • #71490
      AvatarDavid Feltner
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      I was recently diagnosed with femoral (cam) hip impingement with a possible labral tear. I don’t have a lot of pain and am doing physical therapy. I can still squat and do most of the movements but am concerned about long term effects. Does anyone else have this condition and how did you handle it (are you still able to do crossfit)?

    • #76242
      AvatarJustin LaRoche
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      Hello,

      I believe I am in the same boat as you. For me it’s my right hip, and the pain is at its highest in a full depth squat. I strongly believe that using the couch stretch and modifications of it will help you. Look up a few of those videos and let me know how the before and after goes. And try the gut smash as well. What’s your first name?

      Stay supple,

      Derek

    • #76243
      AvatarDavid Feltner
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      I’ll give it a try thanks. My first name’s Whit. Also, have you or has anybody else out there tried “The FAI Fix”? The website to their product is: http://www.thefaifix.com/

    • #76245
      AvatarJustin LaRoche
      Participant

      Hey Whit,

      I had not heard of that before but, after checking it out I’m basically getting that it is Supple Leopard on DVD focused on the hips. Which is a wonderful idea, if Kelly and team came out with a DVD series on the different areas I think it would be very popular. Keep hunting for what triggers that area for you. Let’s keep this message going and see if we can get some progress going.

      Derek

    • #76246
      AvatarDavid Feltner
      Participant

      Derek,
      What exactly does your pain feel like, is it in the front of the hip, back, groin, etc… Mine generally is in the front but also it can be sharp in the back (kind of along the butt crease). Sometimes when I’m really warmed up (like after a workout) it’s doesn’t hurt that much, how about you?

    • #76249
      AvatarJustin LaRoche
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      Mine is all in the front of the hip. This have been a come and go issue for me for sometime now. I get the best response and the most relief after I have spent a good amount of time in the couch stretch and the pre-squat routine. I can definitely say that once I am warmed up the issue goes away. For instance this morning’s WOD was 25 Front squats – 2000 meter row – 25 front squats, the first 25 FS were pretty sticky even with OLY shoes on. Finally about 1000 meters in things started getting better. The last 25 FS’s were much better as to the way my hip felt. My performance in that workout is another story. I got owned!!!!

      I have another idea that should help. I will find the link and get it up here. Personally I think you will benefit from using the stretch bands and distraction. That is idea the video is centered around. Basically a lunge position with the band pulling your back leg toward the anchor location.

      Derek

    • #76250
      AvatarJustin LaRoche
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      http://youtu.be/MVcQuaM-OSo

      found that one real quick.

    • #76251
      AvatarJustin LaRoche
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      And for the back of the hip.
      http://youtu.be/dRmT1mja4uk

    • #76252
      AvatarDavid Feltner
      Participant

      I actually just finished reading Kelly Starrett’s book and have began trying some of the banded distraction techniques (both for my hips and shoulders). The fact that mine goes away when I’m warm makes me wonder if it might also be a hip flexor thing too. I actually get more discomfort in the front of my hip doing box jumps than squats, squats usually bother the back of my butt/leg more but I also know that impingement can refer pain to unsuspected places.

    • #76255
      AvatarJustin LaRoche
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      Check out Kelly’s Daily Video from the 7th of December. He puts it very simply. If you want to improve flexion (Squatting) distract to the back of the socket. If you want to improve extension ( jumping ) distract to the front of the socket. I had not thought about it that way before. Let me know what you think of that video.

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