Staystrong, I know we’ve talked about this before, but I had some ART don on the muscles around my hip and I’ve been able to squat pain free about 95% of the time now.
Also, OP, if you have any questions about the surgery, recovery time, etc, ask away.
Don’t squat anymore if it bothers your hip, you’ll only do more damage that way. Do anything that doesn’t bother it (lunges, pulls, Partial movements etc.)[/quote]
Related to OP:
Basically, as both of us said avoid it if it bothers the hip. It bothers you for a reason, think about what that reason is.
I remember talking about it. I’m seeing my original PT right now trying to see if something can be done. Given my own observations about what causes the pain I’m still not optimistic, but the PT is convinced I’m a mess. Left (opposite side) adductor doesn’t fire really, my body hates shifting my right hip forward/left back, and I have a lot less abductor ROM and strength on my right (surgery) side. Was going to try banded (around my knee) squats to see if the increased abductor activation pulls the femur head more into place or something. Haven’t got around to it though. Been going to my PT for about 5 weeks now, no real improvement in squatting but my posture’s improved. Not my goal, but that seems to be the PT’s goal so I’m going to have to talk to him next week about that.
Could you go into a little more detail about what your issue was (i.e. abductor tight, weak, flexors short, whatever) and how ART helped? And how long you did ART? How did you find a provider? Everyone who does ART around here is a chiropractor and I only personally have worked with 1 guy 40 miles away about 2 years ago, though I know there are a few within 8-10 miles I don’t know how to determine who I should go to. My issue seems more like a joint thing, like the missing cartilage in my hip is the issue. I don’t know how any PT or ART would help.
I’m a little hesitant to go to an ART guy while I’m going to a PT. Seems like 1. a lot of money and 2. kinda interfering with each other. Do you have any thoughts on this?[/quote]
I saw a sports chiro that specializes in soft tissue manipulation. He’s one of my teammates on my weightlifting team and sees me for free so that is definitely a plus, but with the relief I had I definitely would have paid for it.
I’m not entirely sure what my problem was, only that it appeared to be manifesting as either trochanteric bursitis or ITB tendonitis. So he worked on a few things, the first visit, he worked on my glute, glute med, TFL, QL, and ITB. Doing those things gave me a tremendous amount of pain relief and kept me out of his office for about 7 weeks.
Then, after a bad day of cleans the pain flared up again and I went back in to see him. After looking back over those same things, he did a bit of work on my glute med and TFL, but the thing that really changed it was him working on my rectus femoris up near my pelvis area. It was incredibly painful and super uncomfortable but afterwards I could squat and lunge and go into weight bearing abduction (been a problem since my surgery) without any pain.
A week later I hit a PR back squat at 150kg, PR snatch at 90kg, PR clean and jerk at 111kg, and a PR front Squat at 135kg. With no pain at all.