Hip Problems

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Rktennis1, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Rktennis1

    Rktennis1 New User

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    I'm a 5.0-5.5 ish tennis player, who has been hitting with my college kids some(assistant coach) and looking to play some more. I've been having persistent hip pain, tendinitis or hip pointer maybe. I dont think its going to go away. Im 5'10 and about 190lbs, built more like a running back than a tennis player.

    I was this same size in college, but now I'm pushing 30. I dont know if my body is too heavy for this kind of movement. Before I decide to go the orthopedist or cortizone, should I try to lose 20lbs or something. Im very muscular, so thats not the issue. But I didn't know if I could fix the problem with weight loss, or if my hips are just shot. Thanks.
     
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  2. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    Try stretching and twisting before tennis, fully warming up to a light sweat.
    Don't hit so hard.
    Try to hit forehands with a neutral stance, minimizing the twisting of the hips.
    Keep your hitting sessions sorta short, for your tennis conditioning.
     
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  3. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

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    Lose 20 pounds.

    Your hips will thank you.

    Your knees will thank you.

    You will feel 10 years younger.



    [If the hip pain persists, see an orthopod - none of us here can tell what is really going on with you without being able to do a proper physical examination.]
     
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