Joint pain. Tried everything.

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by SgtMajorPwnage, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. SgtMajorPwnage

    SgtMajorPwnage New Member

    Ok so here's the deal, I want to develop the ability to do a side split but when I try the stretches needed my hips hurt. Now I know lots of people have this problem and have fixed it by either tilting their pelvis more or by performing hip mobility exercises but I've tried both and still no luck. It's not a stretching pain its a joint pain I fought through it a couple times and it just leads to my hips hurting for a couple days. I lift weights i have a pretty good leg routine including deadlifts squats etc. I also run 3 miles a day If that matters at all. I really want to do this I just need to know what I'm doing wrong please help thx.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013
  2. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    I'm still working on my splits myself. Can't do it yet. :( This gal offers lots of tips that may help you: [ame=""]How to get your splits FAST! - YouTube[/ame]
  3. SgtMajorPwnage

    SgtMajorPwnage New Member

    Thx for the reply, but thats way past where I'm at right now my problem seems to be that I am not tilting my pelvis enough? I'm doing it as much as I can and it still hurts so if there are any other possibilities I'd really like to know.
  4. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    This is a terrible video and not what you should be trying. It has injury written all over it for someone who isn't already hyper flexible.
  5. SgtMajorPwnage

    SgtMajorPwnage New Member

    Lol no worries I won't be trying that stuff for a long while. Im still trying to figure out how to position my hips so they don't hurt like a mofo.
  6. SgtMajorPwnage

    SgtMajorPwnage New Member

    Also, it's not that I completely stop when I get to that point I can go farther but my hip joints hurt super bad when I do. I've read hella pages and articles and forums and I cant seem to find an answer.
  7. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    First off, welcome to MAP :)

    Is the pain in the front or the side of your hips?

    Lie on your side, then push with your fingers into the top of your hip. If it hurts a surprising amount then you probably don't have a joint problem but something else, such as an inflammation of the muscle that runs across the top of the hip.

    Assuming you're good on that front, if anything it sounds like you're training your body to do one thing, so when you try to perform a different type of movement your body is weaker in that respect than it should be. You train your body for strength, it will become strong, but flexible is a whole different kettle of fish.

    Carry on with mobility exercises such as fire hydrant exercises for good measure, but you might want to look at adding something like side planks into your exercise routine. Also if you look up Kelly Starrett's Mobility WOD and some of his other videos, he has some excellent advice that might help out. As always though, I gotta suggest swimming. In my eyes, swimming is one of the best exercises for helping with strength and flexibility you can get - alongside yoga. :)
  8. SgtMajorPwnage

    SgtMajorPwnage New Member

  9. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    pain in a joint - doctor and fish oil

    some people dont have the hip structure for splits
    i know a rugby winger whos hips prevent his sprinting, just due to their shape.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013
  10. inthespirit

    inthespirit ignant

    This book is very useful for dealing with a wide variety of pain, injuries and muscle tightness/imbalances. Maybe it’s of some use to you.

    [ame=""]The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment for Pain Relief Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief: Clair Davies, Amber Davies: Books[/ame]
  11. SgtMajorPwnage

    SgtMajorPwnage New Member

    I take omega 1560s everyday. Their the strongest i could find.

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