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post #1 of 4 Old 04-22-2011, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Riding injuires/ strength exercises???

Hi all,
I've been riding for about 7 years. After about three years or so I noticed major pain in my lower back on the left side. The pain was around the lower left muscle and tail bone region. I have had multiple x-rays for the past four years. Nothing is broken or wrong with the bone. Last year I actually had to stop riding because the pain got so much worse. My knee and hip are now affected and my doctor puts it off as growing pains. I am fully grown. I was wondering if anyone knows or experiences this too and if you could give a web site or info. I've tried google... no luck. I found it one time and I can;t find that same site :/

Also... I want to get back riding. Does anyone have warm up stretches and exercises I could do. I tried doing the training thing on the Wii (the one created by the trainers) and I couldn't do it. It hurt my knee so much I could hardly hobble up my stairs. I really want to get riding again becasue I want to get in shape for the college teams and I just miss it sooo much!

Like I said my doctor doesn't know what's going and he just keeps writing it off as nothing major. However, my left knee, when it's at its worst, can be so swollen it's like double the size. I use ice packs at the wirst times. But I want an answer. Also, in school it hurts to sit down on the chairs sometimes. If i lay on the floor somedays it puts everything back into wack... kinda.

My knee pain is the worst. it goes from behind the knee and wraps around and it feels like my thigh muscle is locked and then my hip is stiff. Last summer I went on a trip to Boston and we walked nearly everywhere we went. I wore sneakers (like real sneakers not converese) and it legitamitly felt like my tendon was rubbing against something else in my knee. It felt like my whole leg was on fire! SO painful!!!!

I also have tendonidice in BOTH my ankles so i am wondering if there's a connection.

THANKS to anyone who helps :)
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-22-2011, 06:07 PM
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This might be a really 'duh' question from me, but have you tried a chiropractor? This past month my hip became completely stuck in place on one side and the pain was near my tailbone on that side only. Man it hurt. I couldnt sleep, I couldnt sit, I couldnt lay, I could only stand. Ick! I can still barely sit but after 7 or so adjustments my hip is moving at least again!
Sorry if you have done this, I just figured I'd throw it out there :)
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My parents say that I should go to one. It just hasn't happened yet. But if it works I want to give it a shot!
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-22-2011, 06:35 PM
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You should go! Really! A Chiro can tell you more about your back/hips than a regular doctor can :) At the very worst you will have a looser back and no better answers. That just sounds alot like what I was going through and I'd hate for anyone else to deal with the pain I was in when I finally was convinced to go. It was hell!
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