Ive experienced a similar issue in the past and was able to clear it up through ART and a lot of foam rolling of the IT Band. However I’ve also experienced a different issue in the same hip that was caused by a pelvic tilt brought on by the amount of rotation I was doing playing baseball. Where is the pain located? Is it beneath the joint at the bottom of a squat or is it posterior to the hip joint? If it’s beneath my guess would be the IT Band is the major issue. If it’s posterior, looking into how your pelvis is positioned, specifically while moving through a squat pattern and addressing any imbalances between the glutes and hip flexors would be the next option.
This is where something like the clam would definitely come in handy. If “spreading the floor” helps the issue, it would also point more towards a pelvic positioning issue. I personally use this cue as well and found it alleviated the second issue I had a lot. Another good cue for the eccentric phase is “open the taint” (excuse my language) which is something I heard Ed Coan referencing in a supertraining seminar. [/quote]
Well i’m not entirely sure. The issue comes from squatting and getting into the hole. I don’t have any pain going down the leg but it is very much so concentrated beneath the hip area. Its hard to say but I think its the joint area that is affected. So would stretching out and foam rolling other muscles around the area before attempting any leg movements help?
Also, I know I can look some of this stuff up but I appreciate the help you guys are bringing to the table but can anyone tell me how a ruptured tendon is suppose to feel? I go up and down the stairs fine, I can run, box jump for height with no added weight fine, and on really good days the pain is bearable for front squats. A ruptured tendon just sounds like something that would be hard to deal with for the immediate future.