The newbie hip pain from kicking

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by penguinsfan, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. penguinsfan

    penguinsfan White Belt

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    I'm new and every session I get this hip pain that feels like it's right in the ball sockets of my hip bones. Is this ligament, tendon, muscle, or something else and what type of stretching or remedies do I need to do to get myself adapted and past this?
     
  2. indigoluxe

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    Most probably you're kicking with your hips out of alignment. What style are you training?
     
  3. penguinsfan

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    It's an MMA blend, but the kicks are almost exclusively Muay Thai roundhouse style kicks around waist high (which is as high as I can go at this time).
     
  4. MEK

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    I get the same thing, but my kicks are a bit higher and it doesn't last, as soon as my foot's down its gone. I just keep stretching everything every morning, I'm not sure if anything's helping that...
     
  5. penguinsfan

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    No, mine hurts for hours afterwards.
     
  6. ssssmashing

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    There could be several things going on here. It is possible that you are not fully rotated in your hip on contact and the lateral force is straining the connective tissue in your hips. The second is it is possible that you have a hip out. Have you ever been to a chiropractor?

    This is something you should get addressed sooner than later. Either problems could lead to a need for a hip replacement later in life.

    Grab your instructor and tell him what's going on and ask him to watch you hit the bags.

    Go to a chiropractor and get adjusted. If your hips are in alignment go to a doctor and ask him to check for bone spurs or other mechanical issues with the joint.
     
  7. penguinsfan

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    Thanks.

    I have never had any significant hip problems before MMA. I will ask my instructor to critique my technique and see what he recommends.
     

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