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hip flexor pain/tendonopathy
« on: May 01, 2018, 08:17:49 PM »
I thought I had avoided this but here I am nearly a year out and my psoas tendonitis is getting worse.  Swimming bothers it the most, and lifting my leg up especially more than 90 degrees (like putting on pants).  I am terrified that this is how it is -  I will never be able to swim like I could before.  I am afraid it due to impingement by the acetabular cup on my tendon.  I am a small female, used to be really flexible.  Maybe if I stretch my hip flexors more?  They seem pretty limber to me.  Any advice would be appreciated.



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Re: hip flexor pain/tendonopathy
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 08:42:21 AM »
 :) Hi Lizard.  yep I had similar issue. Get an Xray of the position of your cup and a consult with a hip resurfacing specialist again... I have had similar for 3 issue years but is finally going due to the psoas is the last muscle that seems to take up all the load and slack of the worn joint.
If wear is on the anterior side the psoas in my case was the most upset. Cups were set excellent
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Re: hip flexor pain/tendonopathy
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 11:22:12 AM »
 :'(  the ripple effect of one injury or surgery on the rest of the body... seems never ending. 

I am three years out of double hip resurfacing.  I had a lot of hip flexor pain for a long time.  Now it is occasional and I can usually fix it.   I do know that when the glutes shut down, the hip flexors are in a constant state of tension ..before we even try to lift a leg or swim.  So first off, lots and lots of glute work is necessary. (Not just the lateral stuff for the medius, which is still essential, but the hard core "Booty work".

For me, when my PT realized that my sacrum tends to slip and my hips will then tilt laterally (right hip higher than left) and my flexors basically FREAK and are fired up constantly trying to get back into position.  When she adjusted my back/hips... it was like a switch went off. Hip flexors chilled out and pain disappeared instantly.

The hard part is keeping my back/hips from moving... but if it does, I know it and I can fix it.  Apparently This is extremely common.  I teach dance and spin and Pilates and Barre and now that I know what to look for, I think more people are crooked than not.  So perhaps you could have that checked by PT. I'm certain mine (who is outstanding) still didn't notice that until something caught her eye.

I still have issues walking (my least favorite movement). I'd rather dance or bike or do burpees than walk. But it's getting better.

Now I'm looking for help with my awful scars that are lumpy and hard around them...

How are you doing now?
« Last Edit: May 29, 2018, 11:23:43 AM by Kvenny »


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