Hip Problems

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

  1. Rktennis1

    Rktennis1 New User

    Sep 28, 2012
    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.
  2. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

    Dec 28, 2008
    East side of San Francisco Bay
    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.
  3. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

    Feb 13, 2009
    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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