Lateral Thigh Pain

Discussion in 'Kettlebell' started by RobW, Dec 7, 2018 at 5:20 AM.

  1. RobW

    RobW Still New to StrongFirst Forum

    Hi everone.

    First posting on the forum.

    I have been work on S&S for 5 months now and am currently on 24kg swings and get ups. Feeling really strong and progressing well. I am working with a SFG coach to improve my tecknique. I am tending to squat a bit in my swing. So am working on deadlifts to clean it up.

    The day after a good session I get real sharp pains on my outher thighs/ITD area when I stand up from a chair or get out the car. It eases up straight away but it’s very uncomfortable.

    Any pointers on how I can deal with this. I do stretch off after training and use a foam roller.

    Rob.
     
  2. Brett Jones

    Brett Jones StrongFirst Director of Education Staff Member Master Instructor

    Rob
    Have you discussed this with your SFG coach?
     
  3. RobW

    RobW Still New to StrongFirst Forum

    Yer I did last night and he did not really know what it was and suggested I post the question.
     
  4. RobW

    RobW Still New to StrongFirst Forum

    I have been doing a bit of a squat rather than a hinge in the swing so maybe the short range squat is creating a type of repetitive strain injury/ inflammation.

    Just interested if others have come across this.
     
  5. offwidth

    offwidth Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    It's on both sides?
     
  6. RobW

    RobW Still New to StrongFirst Forum

    I have been doing a bit of a squat rather than a hinge in the swing so maybe the short range squat is creating a type of strain injury/ inflammation.
    Yes
     
  7. offwidth

    offwidth Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    Disclaimer: I am not a Dr. nor are most who post here.

    Unusual to see bi-lateral things. Usually one side or the other.
    Common prescription is rest. You can try ice, heat, wrapping (voodoo floss) OTC anti-inflammatories. (If you are into such things)

    But if it persists you might want to consult a medical professional. Preferably one who has sports injury experience.
     
  8. Antti

    Antti Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    Have you tried trigger point massage? I used to get similar aches and it turned out it was some spot or spots in the glutes, massage with a ball helped, not so much with a roller. But it sounds a bit odd if you have it on both sides.
     
  9. RobW

    RobW Still New to StrongFirst Forum

    Yes I agree odd being both sides. That’s why I think it’s a technique issue, maybe the short squat I talked about in the swing hinge. I will work on my hinge technique, Ice and look at trigger points.

    I will not be beaten!
     
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  10. RobW

    RobW Still New to StrongFirst Forum

    Well after some more research I have discovered it’s my tensor fasciae latae (TFL) on both sides. It could well be as a result of poor hip and lower back mobility. Both of which I am working on. There great material online about trigger point release etc. Thanks for the discussion I got what I wanted.
     
  11. rickyw

    rickyw Strong Member of the Forum

    Internet diagnoses=bad medicine

    But TFLs is at least a good place to be looking.
     
  12. RobW

    RobW Still New to StrongFirst Forum

    Hi Rickyw

    Totally agree with your statement about the internet diagnosis and as a result have an physiophytherapist appointment today.

    I think there’s something more going on then just overworked TFL’S as it’s bilateral and it’s unlikely this is the only thing that needs to be addressed.

    R.
     
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