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Old 08-31-2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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I recently had to quit doing pushups, about 2 weeks ago because I was getting pain in a muscle right next to my hip. Figured it would be better to give it time to heal, and the pain had gone away so I thought I could start doing them again. Big mistake.

This morning I did my first one fast, no problem, and figured that the problem had healed and was gone. Second pushup, I felt something I would describe as a combination of a popping and a ripping in the same spot. It's hurting pretty bad now. I'm wondering what I can do to fix this now, as it's a pretty central spot and not something I want to be hurting.

I thought that doing exercises would strengthen a muscle that was being used over time. I was doing 60 pushups in a row no problem before, now I hurt myself doing 2. What gives? Any suggestions on how I can strengthen this area?

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Old 08-31-2007, 04:02 PM   #2
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Damn. . .

Would the TPs get better if I just rested up?
Yes and no. Studies have shown that with a short period of rest and the avoidance of whatever activated the trigger point, the pain symptoms may disappear over a few weeks. This makes people believe their problems have gone away. But, if you examine the muscle properly you will find it is still tight stiff and weak, and still tender when pressed on. In other words, the TPs are still there; they are just lying dormant [latent], and not causing referred pain at that time. The bad news is that they can be very easily reactivated to cause pain again, by acutely overloading the muscle in a new or repetitive task, working or sleeping in an awkward position, chilling the muscle, or during emotional stress, fatigue, or viral infections. How much it takes to reactivate a latent TP will depend on the degree of muscle conditioning, so keeping fit can help reduce the likelihood of this. But the only way to get rid of the TPs for lasting relief is through actively hunting out and treating all the active and latent TPs. Although this involves more effort, its truly worth it in order to escape "the endless replay" of TP pain.
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To be more specific about this injury, it's in a spot that hurts like crazy if I lay on my back and try to lift my legs off the floor. If I want to heal this, could I wait until it's not sore and start doing leglifts? This is a spot that is basically the center of power for my whole body (legs, body connect) so I really can't afford to have it damaged permanently.
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WOW! I always got to the doctor to see what the problem is. If the doc says nothing major I grind my teeth and bare it.
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Go see a doc.....now
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