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I had a compound tib/fib fracture in my late teens playing football, and 2 knee surgeries before I was 21. Fast forward to 42 years old, 8 moths in to CrossFit and I had to have a lateral meniscus tear repaired 5 weeks ago.
Since then, due to my limp (after I sit at my desk for long periods at work my knee tightens up), I have been suffering from a lower back pain that has kept me from being able to participate in my classes. I have the 6am class, but when I get up of the morning, my back hurts so bad that I can’t participate.
My chiropractor can adjust my pelvis, and I get instant relief, but it doesn’t last because I go to work and the cycle starts over
hmm sounds like you should quit your job LOL!
You may have gone back to doing too much too fast following your surgery.
You are a different athlete now and have less tolerance for less than ideal positioning.
You may need to retool some of your movements/skills.
You may not be able to buffer deviations in technique that you were able to buffer in the past.
What are you doing to address the limp?
Yes you have instant relief following an adjustment because it addresses the pain symptom.
The improved feeling doesn’t last because you aren’t doing anything about the cause of the problem.
Have you addressed your sitting position?
Why Sitting Wrecks Your Mad Hip Action
Episode 251: High Skilled Sitting/Abdominal Bracing
Or considered a standing deck?
Episode 274: The Standing Athlete
I would recommend watching this webinar:
The Big Engine: Anatomy and Function of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis Complex
Kaitlin, can you suggest more mwod videos regarding standing posture? Thanks!
DAVID, Thanks for the information, It is a Crossfit class.
KAITLYN, Thanks for the information, I will check out the vids as soon as work allows.
I, unfortunately have a job where leaving my desk for any amount of time is pretty hard to do. It seems like my seat has a buzzer on it and every time I get up, I have get paged for the phone, or someone needs finance info…lol.
I have started getting up earlier and doing some hip/lower back warm up movements and it has seemed to help as I was able to get my WOD in Thursday, Friday, and a Friday evening TRX class.