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      AvatarRonnie Fulton
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      Dear all, 

      I’m from the UK and a pro cricket coach and high level player struggling with what I think is chronic nerve pain in my right hip. 
      To give you some context, basically fast bowling in cricket requires a long run up and then a big jump whereby you land with a lot of load on your back foot (some say it is roughly 10x your body weight going through my right leg as a right handed bowler), before bowling and releasing the ball. It is the repetitive jumping and landing on that one leg that eventually cooks my hip, whereby as far as my knowledge takes me, the integrity of the joint fails under load and causes impingement, whereby I get sporadic and genuinely horrific nerve pain (I just collapse to the ground, then it goes and I can stand again). Thing is it got too bad to carry on playing 2 months ago and despite every mob in the book, plenty of rest and some strengthening work, it is still not really getting much better. It completely went away and then my first training session it came back. 

      The point of me getting in touch with the community here, is can you have valgus hip, because thats what it feels like! My knees don’t fault into valgus as far as I am aware when I bowl, but is it even possible to largely maintain integrity at the knee and not at the hip through jumping?

      I feel I am lacking something in my lumbopelvic stability/strength, that is causing the hip impingement under load. I’ve been doing bridges, squeezing med balls between my knees etc and sometimes mobs really help and other times it just feels like the more I do the more I irritate the tissues and make things worse. I am close to seeing a specialist, but I don’t have private healthcare, so the NHS will take forever to get anything done and honestly I don’t think they know what they are talking about most of the time! I’ve already had a potentially unnecessary shoulder op through them, I don’t want another on my hip! 

      This is a long message so thank you kindly to anyone who has bothered to read it! Any help or advice would be seriously appreciated!!

      Buddy            
    • #75455
      AvatarCynthia Terrell
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      You may take a look a your jumping mechanics in slow motion. That can reveal any poor hip movements especially upon landing. The knee may feel fine now even though the hip is crashing in and the hip pain is the first manifestation of poor jumping mechanics and motor control. If mobilizations and soft tissue work don’t help, motor control and mechanics are often the culprit.

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