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Hips

Postby Chisamba » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:09 pm

In the past five years my " upright" posture had deteriorated to a more forward seat. The reason is mostly due to hip pain and bursitis. On particularly round barreled horses, the problem is exacerbated.

In attempt to fix the problem I started doing hip stretches.

Well,. Instead of improving, I am now having difficulty walking so I tweaked something. Anyone knowledgeable about the best safe hip stretches?

Thanks

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Re: Hips

Postby Beorn » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:39 pm

You may be best off seeing a physical therapist for some help to isolate what's hurting in order to identify the best solutions. 'Hip' pain is somewhat vague as far as what's inflamed or tense or over-worked. I've struggled with pain in my psoas, piriformis, iliotibial band, and plain old groin, as well as a healthy dose of modern body syndrome that makes me more prone to contracting the front side of my body. Sometimes stretching is counter-indicated, and sometimes specific strengthening exercises can be really useful.

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Re: Hips

Postby Moutaineer » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:42 pm

Yeah, what Beorn said. You also need to know what you are trying to fix, so a diagnostic workup is probably in order. Is it actually in your hip joint or is it muscular or spinal? I've got arthritis in my SI, bulging disks, and some of the stuff that Beorn is dealing with.

I've been doing much better since I had steroid injections in my rear end 2 years ago, and now in general ride a much narrower horse. But then last week I slipped on the ice and hyper-extended the whole thing again, so now I'm miserable again. A couple more weeks of this and I'll be back to the pain doctor.

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Re: Hips

Postby Chisamba » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:45 pm

Yes,i shall have to find the time to visit a professional
thanks for the kick in the pants

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Re: Hips

Postby DJR » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:03 am

Chisamba wrote:Yes,i shall have to find the time to visit a professional
thanks for the kick in the pants


I've had major hip problems since a cycling accident in 2002. I also have trouble with "tweaking something" if I do the wrong stretches at the wrong time. I found that a physiotherapist was quite helpful in setting up a stretching/strengthening program, but for me an athletic therapist was even better. She is able to isolate the issues (which helps me know where to focus my efforts with my home program). And, she does manual release & traction on the worst hip which I *cannot* do by myself at home, and it always helps.

If I stick with the program, my hip starts to feel better after about 8 weeks. Unfortunately, life crowds in repeatedly and then I'm back to square one, but at least I know how to tackle the issue now (with my AT's help!).
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Re: Hips

Postby Moutaineer » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:56 am

Chisamba wrote:Yes,i shall have to find the time to visit a professional
thanks for the kick in the pants


The way I'm feeling at the moment I couldn't lift a leg to give you a kick in the pants if I tried :)

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Re: Hips

Postby Kyra's Mom » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:00 pm

Definitely get a work up. Depending on the cause, the RX could be very different.

I started having hip problems while rehabbing my foot post tendon surgery. I thought it was probably from the wonky way I had been walking. I did some PT for it...without a diagnosis and :shock: :shock: that made it much more painful. I gave up that and did some yoga which didn't hurt it, but didn't help. I finally went to the doctor and I had 2 needle like (at least that is what they looked like on x-ray ) bone spurs around the joint and the head of the femur was flat on one side. So, it was hip replacement for me. That went well and I was on a horse ( yeah, just a pony ride but ON :) ) in 4 1/2 weeks. I had a newer approach called Superpath. No muscles are cut and the recovery is faster. I'm 2 years out and have had no riding related problems.

Anyway, definitely get a work up then hopefully the best resolution can be arrived at.

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