I get hip pain all the time. It's very small but nagging.
I know working through an injury is stupid. I've seen a physio about it and he gave me two stretches to do, this helped greatly, but the nagging pain is still always there.
Sometimes I can squat without pain, with a wide stance and ATG. The physio cleared me for squating but only with a very narrow stance and 1/4 of the way down. If anything this style of squating hurts the most.
Deadlifts never give me any pain however.
Since this is a hip problem switching to leg presses isn't going to do anything.
What should I do?
Maybe I should ask my doc for surgery, do you think I will be able to squat if I got some surgery on this?
Maybe there is some other stretches I can do, or maybe some exercises, like how I fixed my shoulder pain just by doing the lying L-Fly. I tried some from a book by Pavel Tsatsoline, but they just made it worse.
Damn this really pisses me off as squats are one of my favourite lifts
Last edited by patricky; 02-25-2008 at 10:10 PM.
Narrow stance should put less stress on the hips. Doing 1/4 squats is just silly. Is it muscular?
try turning ur toes out a bit, this will relase some of the stress on ur IT band which is a common problem with alot of people and see if that helps
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Yeah putting my feet out gives me no hip pain. But the physio recommended keeping them forward.
Rest for a few weeks then start off light and build from there... dont keep training on an injury.
Train,train hard.Eat,eat lots and sleep even more.
I know but the problem is I've had this hip problem for years. It's so mild, but there none the less. The doctor said it's fine, but referred me to a physio none the less and he gave me that advice to squat narrow and 1/4 of the way down.
Hell I even saw a chiropractor about it, he said I couldn't do squats, but he also didn't know how to fix my shoulders, I had to figure that one out myself, lol.
I've never had an X-ray, CAT scan or
MRI done on them before. Maybe next doctors appointment I should ask him for one.
Last edited by patricky; 02-26-2008 at 01:59 AM.
Deep tissue massage.
Being a strong teenager means nothing.
My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.
Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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Anyone suggesting you do quarter squats doesn't understand the exercise, apparently. That would be bad for your knees.