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pain next to left hip developed after exercise

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  • Posted By: marina_1234
  • June 13, 2008
  • 03:28 PM

I am a healthy 37 year old female... At the beginning of this week I started an exercise group that meets every morning for an hour each day (during the week)... I was doing very well, actually yesterday (Thursday) I did more than I had before, and although I do push myself, I do not push myself to the extreme... I don't believe in putting myself in more pain that necessary... Anyway, I woke up this morning (Friday) and had one heck of a pain in my left side (it feels like someone is stabbing me), next to my left hip (a little below waist level roughly)... I don't have any other problems... This is not an appendicidis or anything like that, FYI... I thought maybe it was a pulled muscle, so I went to class, and although I could do some things like run, other things (like leg lifts I could not do without extreme pain, so I didn't)... It hasn't gotten better even with stretches and such... One of the girls in my class said it was a muscle (and I thought I could remember which one, but I can't now) that women have that gets tight because of bad posture and lack of use... And that now since I am exercising a lot its getting tight... Sorry I wish I could remember more of what she said... Does anyone have a clue what I am talking about and does anyone have any suggestions on what I should be doing to allievate this pain? Not to mention I don't want to make this worse... Any input, questions, comments, etc. are appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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  • I just wanted to give an update... I went to my chiropractor, I found out what it is... I strained / over worked my psoas muscle... Thats the one that runs right down to where I have pain... I would still appreciate any input from anyone though on what I should do... My chiropractor did show me a technique or exercise that will help release it, but it's just a temporary fix... Any suggestions?:D Thanks!
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  • I just wanted to give an update... I went to my chiropractor, I found out what it is... I strained / over worked my psoas muscle... Thats the one that runs right down to where I have pain... I would still appreciate any input from anyone though on what I should do... My chiropractor did show me a technique or exercise that will help release it, but it's just a temporary fix... Any suggestions?:D Thanks! Please try acupuncture - it can really make a difference. And keep your exercising at a minimum until you have healed. best wishesDOM
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  • I actually was thinking/wondering if acupuncture could do anything for this... As my chiropractor, although she helped a little, didn't do a whole lot for it... Then speaking to a friend of mine whose a doctor pretty confirmed what I feared - there isn't much they can do for this either other than just waiting for the overworked muscle / sprain to calm down... The problem is this exercise program I am on is a 6 week course which I spent quite a bit of money on... But if the pain is intolerable I will speak to the owner later today (monday) about perhaps taking a break for a week, two, or three (however long it takes) for this muscle to go back to normal and resuming the program then. I hate to do that though as I was starting to see some progress in my strength, stamina, and body... But I want to see how it goes today... Today being the key factor... What can accupuncture do? Do you speak from experience?
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  • I actually was thinking/wondering if acupuncture could do anything for this... As my chiropractor, although she helped a little, didn't do a whole lot for it... Then speaking to a friend of mine whose a doctor pretty confirmed what I feared - there isn't much they can do for this either other than just waiting for the overworked muscle / sprain to calm down... The problem is this exercise program I am on is a 6 week course which I spent quite a bit of money on... But if the pain is intolerable I will speak to the owner later today (monday) about perhaps taking a break for a week, two, or three (however long it takes) for this muscle to go back to normal and resuming the program then. I hate to do that though as I was starting to see some progress in my strength, stamina, and body... But I want to see how it goes today... Today being the key factor... What can accupuncture do? Do you speak from experience? Yes, I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and have treated injury related pain for over six years now. I have a faithful patient, 19 yo professional athlete who has been seeing me for 4 years off and on. She broke her tailbone, and her left foot, and recovered at an amazingly fast rate with just a few acupuncture treatments each time. Doesn't help everyone, but I would guess that 80-85% of my patients report relief of their symptoms. In your case I agree that acupuncture would be more helpful over chiropractic as it helps promote healing at the tissues and joints. Do try it - it is very relaxing! Best wishesDOM
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  • Thanks for the advice! I have often thought of accupuncture but never really had a reason to go... That is until now... This week I will look into finding someone local... I know out here in socal there's lots of them, I'll start by asking my chiropractor if she knows anyone... She probably does... Thanks again! ---Marina
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  • Thanks for the advice! I have often thought of accupuncture but never really had a reason to go... That is until now... This week I will look into finding someone local... I know out here in socal there's lots of them, I'll start by asking my chiropractor if she knows anyone... She probably does... Thanks again! ---Marina Your welcome - acupuncture rocks! I first tried it over fifteen years ago, for acute severe sciatic pain. I had only two treatments and my pain was completely GONE! It was such a dramatic change (I wish everyone has such a great result, but not everyone does) that it lead me to study it and I went to a 4 year graduate TCM school. Best thing I ever did! Best wishesDOM
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  • I posted this in case someone reads it and is guided in the wrong direction.Chiropractors believe they can cure anything via the spine. This is incorrect. Chiropractic does work when they apply their knowledge of anatomy as above to provide information or branch into physiotherapy treatments.Accupuncture is one of the best placebos. The more invasive a method is, the greater the placebo effect.Please do not take my word any of the above. Look up for yourself accupuncture and the word skeptic on google and same with chiropractor and skeptic. Sketics are people who search for the truth based on evidence and science.There are people who will vouch for and against chiropractic, and for and against accupuncture. Make sure you read all arguments and mke a decision for yourself.I stumbled on this thread because I am searching for possible answers to what's causing my left hip pain. I'm still searching...
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