Sore Left Hip

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  1. chatt_town

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    Is there anything that you can do to help with sore hip? I did start putting ice on my lower back this weekend and it seems to have helped some. I think I will start practicing this right after matches. I notice athletes do it during games for their knees and other areas. Is it wise to ice during a match if you have the ability to keep ice with you?
     
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  2. OHBH

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    Do not ice your Hip during a match, you do not want to cool down the tendons and make them more prone to injury. If the hip is tight and sore you want to keep it as warm and loose as possible during activity. I suggest using Bengay or the generic version of it which you can find in almost any store. It will relieve the pain and you can remain active. Icing is fine afterwards. I also advise you do some hip strengthening exercise because tennis is a one sided sport and an imbalance in hip strength will put you on the road to more serious injury.
     
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    ^^^Good advice. Keep the muscles/tendons "hot & wet"

    Also, look at stretches prescribed for "Iliotibial Band Syndrome"
    (Google or find them in running magazines, e.g. Runner's World, etc.).
     
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  4. chatt_town

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    Thanks to both of you. What you are saying makes sense. I will google this now.



    QUOTE=Dedans Penthouse;7103767]^^^Good advice. Keep the muscles/tendons "hot & wet"

    Also, look at stretches prescribed for "Iliotibial Band Syndrome"
    (Google or find them in running magazines, e.g. Runner's World, etc.).[/QUOTE]
     
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