PT while injured

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PT while injured

Post by rippo33 » May 22nd, 2017, 9:49 am

Goodmorning Rangers,

I've read through the threads already on the forum about injuries but haven't found any advice that would work for my problem. I injured what I believe to be my Psoas muscle (hip flexor) while following the 12 week RASP Preparation plan, the sprinting sessions have gotten to where there is an unbearable pain in my hip. I tried running through it but it was not getting better and it got to a point where I could not lift my leg. I took 3 weeks off completely from running, and continued to do the PT in the plan that didn't involve running, and aside from hip snapping/popping still being there when lifting my leg, doing sit-ups, flutter-kicks, etc, I believed it was healed. I went for a run this morning, and by the second set of 400m sprints, I could barely continue to walk. I will need to take some time off to try and fix this issue with my right hip (left is fine). I'm reading up, and it says in order to properly heal and lengthen the Psoas for running, core exercises should be halted as they make the psoas shorten up, not good for running. I wanted to ask you for advice as to what should I do, without core work and without running to still continue to prepare effectively. Sorry this was lengthy and thank you for any help or advice.

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Re: PT while injured

Post by Lunch » May 22nd, 2017, 2:38 pm

Rest, stretch, moist heat, anti-inflammatories. And did I mention rest? Best non-medic advice I can offer. Way, way back I had a hip-flexor injury that hurt like a mo-fo and rendered me useless. I suspect there isn't much you can do to hasten the recovery besides laying off for a couple weeks, to include sit-ups and flutter kicks...pretty much nothing requiring movement below the sternum (as a point of reference, not physiology). Push-ups and pull ups/shoulder, chest, arms in the meantime unless someone more knowing than I recommend different...and use the extra time for boning up on your Ranger academics.
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Re: PT while injured

Post by rippo33 » May 23rd, 2017, 2:44 pm

Thank you for the advice and insight Ranger Lunch! Much appreciated.

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Re: PT while injured

Post by xray » May 23rd, 2017, 8:01 pm

I had the same issue, but ended up taking a piece of the bone off. Something about the muscle growing stronger and faster than the bone. I did this my senior year before going.

I did a ton of pool therapy and no running. Until Doc said I could. The doc was shocked how quick it healed. I did what I was told and used the pool to heal.
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Re: PT while injured

Post by Lunch » May 24th, 2017, 4:38 am

Interesting enough, my injury also occurred my senior year of high school. Could be that Ranger Xray recovered quicker and than I because he was smarter and better advised than I: he saw a doctor and had an actual therapy plan in place.
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Re: PT while injured

Post by xray » May 24th, 2017, 11:51 am

Lunch you bring up a good point... It's not just the physical, but mental too. We are hearing guys not passing the knowledge portions but do fine in the physical. Some still messing up on the Creed.
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Re: PT while injured

Post by Lunch » May 24th, 2017, 4:03 pm

Which reminds me: I don't see you signed up for Ranger IntelToad's map reading class, Rippo: why have you not chosen to take advantage of this solid gold opportunity?
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Re: PT while injured

Post by rippo33 » May 29th, 2017, 8:48 pm

I may go see a physical therapist I know as the pain has subsided the popping issue and strain when lifting my leg is still there. Thank you Ranger Xray and Ranger Lunch for your advice. Ranger Lunch I'm sorry to say it but I'm not sure I know what you are talking about. Where are these classes listed that I can sign up for?

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Re: PT while injured

Post by Lunch » May 30th, 2017, 4:51 am

I'll do push-ups for my lack of situational awareness. The map reading class was in a private forum for those who are officially being mentored.
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Re: PT while injured

Post by rippo33 » May 30th, 2017, 5:47 pm

Okay haha, I searched the site up and down after you mentioned it to me and I was mad that I had missed an opportunity. Thanks for the clarification Ranger Lunch.

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