Woke at 220.4 lbs.
I don’t know if I could blame that. This has been going on longer than that. I initially started doing my hip PT stuff again and instantly had relief. It lasted a week and then I went back to where I was - maybe even worse. And this is only referring to the IT band stuff.
I needed to try deadlifts and RDLs to see how my actual hip joint felt to see if the injection did anything.
Whatever is going on with my hip is still the problem. I just don’t know what it is. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s PT.
No one has ever been able to tell me why the muscles surrounding my hip are tight. After surgery, I felt great until I aggravated things again. Once I did that the tightness returned. The next hypothesis I heard is that my body is trying to protect the joint due to the original injury/problem.
I’m going to the second PT I saw after surgery. The doctor has specific people he likes to use and this guy is working his way onto the list. The other PT is like 40 minutes away so I switched. They were just following a protocol on paper anyway. Hell, I found my PT progression online for free. As someone who will put in the work, I didn’t really need to pay anyone for an appointment.
I need someone to see me move or check my ranges of motion and be able to tell me what’s wrong. I want to hear things like this:
- X is weak and you’re compensating this way and it’s causing ________.
- X is tight and it causes this faulty movement pattern which has resulted in ________.
During one of my chiropractor visits, he found that my adductors were really tight. He thought it could be causing internal rotation of the femur during movement. That could cause the tightness I feel on the outer part of the hip.
I also just read that internal rotation can lead to IT band syndrome. That’s two points for tight adductors. Unfortunately, they still haven’t loosened up and ART and graston didn’t do anything.