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    Popping Hip

    Ok, I notice that when I do certain movements...one in particular is a shin block, basically raising your knee up in the air so that your shin would block an oncoming kick...my hip emits a popping sound. Now I understand that sometimes joint popping is simply gas emmission but I was perusing a website that had popping hip listed under some of it's problem areas for martial arts types. Basically much of what is said (I'll copy and paste below) seems very applicable to me. I used to play tennis quite often and I feel that my hip flexors are quite weak as well. Recently I've added the abductor and adductor or whatever those girlie machines are at the gym that spread your legs out...basically if anyone has experience with this problem and could offer any other training advice that would be cool. Here's this one guy's explanation:


    Popping Hip is more typically found with tennis players who may use distance training to increase endurance. You should read the balance of the hip section to understand the complex interrelationship between the lower back, hip, quads, and hamstrings. Typically associated with runners, it can also be a product of tennis, which can evolve into popping hip. This problem is generally the result of the violent and recurring trunk twisting, knee bending, and hip rotation required by the sport. This results in tightness in the muscles of the lower back including the quadratus lumborum, the psoas, the external obliques, the tensor fascae latae, the erectae spinae, the gluts and the iliotibial band . Not only is the area tight and difficult to stretch, but, in many cases, the area requiring adduction and abduction is weak.

    Many of these muscles attach around the greater trochanter (the bony prominence of the lateral part of femur). These muscles become extremely tight. The overuse of these unstretched, overused and weak muscles can also give rise to trochanteric bursitis which just aggravates the whole problem. Rest, proper stretching, icing, strengthened these ignored muscles, and massage and/or rolfing can lead you on the way to recovery. It takes years to create this obnoxious, little understood condition, and it takes time to strengthen and lengthen the muscles of the area. Since X-rays do not reveal the condition (and will not show degenerative hip arthritis), most orthopedic surgeons will not recognize the condition.

    Lemme know if you have any further thoughts...or if this guy is just full of bs or not.
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    I get the same thing, once in a while there will be a big pop then it's just that you hip clicks as you walk. I talk to my chiro about it, she said that your femur slips down and slightly forward out of your hip joint. It really hurts when she tries to put it back in and it's good for a few days. But I know exactly what your talking about. The random pops and clicks and having really sore hip flexors. So any advice that you all have I would also be interested in.

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    i had the same thing except it was in my arms. it would only happened when my arm went from a bent position to a straight extended position, click click click every time

    i didnt really notice that it went away till now after reading that post i dont think its clicked in few months, just sorta went away gradually

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    A good hip flexor excercise is doing your abs standing with a cable. Describtion here
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    I would tend to lean towards the author being on the right track.
    I'm really tight in and around my hips and I ocassionally get this popping.
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    I'm going to try adding deep lunges as a general warmup exercise. I feel that it really stretches out the hip flexors, and requires them to aid in balance when doing them which should lead to greater strength. I'll let you know if I experience any revolutionary changes.
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    OK, this has nothing to do with anything, but am I the only one who first read this thread as "Pooping Help"?

    Sorry. Carry on.
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    Originally posted by gymtime
    OK, this has nothing to do with anything, but am I the only one who first read this thread as "Pooping Help"?

    Sorry. Carry on.
    ROTFL! That's not how I initially read it. Maybe your resolution is a bit too high on your computer?

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    Yeah, could be. Might need to look into a new presription as well.
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    Originally posted by gymtime
    Yeah, could be. Might need to look into a new presription as well.
    Y'know they got these new trifocals, the lines don't even show on them. Good stuff.
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    Originally posted by Belial


    Y'know they got these new trifocals, the lines don't even show on them. Good stuff.
    Eh? Can you speak into my good ear sonny?

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