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quite find another tag that looks the same, so I’ll add another to the
hip/groin pain area.
an issue in my right hip/groin area for a good 4 months or so now. The first
time I remember it happening was after doing some banded distractions of my hip
(hip capsule mob and hip flexion with external rotation- can’t remember which
one, but I’ve since had the same pain after both)- after completing 2 minutes
oscillating around I let go of the band and almost immediately experienced a rush
of strong numbing pain (not sharp pain, but more nerve-type pain). I hobbled
around for a minute or so before it ‘came good’.
time I was also squatting ‘heavy’ (for me, at least!) twice a week and
mobilising religiously each day (ball work, banded mob’s, pre-squat hip openers
etc). During squats it felt fine. Trying pistol swings (see Freestyle by Mr.
Paoli for that cool intermediate exercise) I was noticibly weaker on my right
side, and felt quite a bit of muscle straining in my adductors during and after
these sessions. I am also a surfer and eventually begun feeling twinges of pain
(not excruciating, but annoying) when I was popping to my feet and while riding
along the wave/during manoeuvres (hip in extension and also rotating here and
there). I’ve followed some of Roop’s hip workshop videos (ball smash around the
hip, ballerina banded mob), followed the prescriptions in Becoming a Supple
Leopard (2nd ed.) for anterior hip pain, posterior hip pain AND hip impingment.
The only banded mob’s that don’t seem to aggravate the strong numb ache/pain
are the hip distractions prescribed for hip impingment (distracting the hip
‘out of the socket’ so to speak, allowing it room to ‘breathe’) , the posterior
chain floss, and over the past few days, the couch stretch/banded-couch stretch
have gone ok without the nasty pain. I also couch-stretch most days to feed
some slack into the area. Mobilising definitely eleviates the symptoms for a
day or so, before muscle tightness brings the stiffness back. To be clear,
mostly there is no pain, only slightly noticible stiffness (compared to left
side) and some niggling soft aches. The pain comes during fast-twitch movements
such as changes of direction while running and as I said, when I surf (massive
SAD FACE here!). I have only been doing body weight exercise the past couple of
months (rings, single leg stuff such as skater-squats, bulgarian squats etc,
gymnastics stuff, L-sits and the like) as mostly that doesn’t cause me any
grief, but I know there is something going on! Also, as I said, some of the
banded distractions are downright painful (always after, never during, it
seems) such as the hip flexion with external rotation (external rotation ones
seem to not go so well, even without a band), and the hip capsule mobilisation
(was hobbling around after that one tonight!).
to book an MRI as I’m worried I’m doing damage and want to figure it out!
I can still squat with feet
straight (while brushing my teeth!) and generally have good overall mobility.
There has been no ‘incident’ that I can attribute this too- I’ve never played
contact sport, don’t run long distance, no car accidents etc. I wear minimalist
shoes mostly and am pretty fastidious about straight feet, neutral spine etc…
Any ideas, or people with the
same issues?? Cheers, Zane the Supple Donkey