Hip Pain

Side of Hip Pain after Pregnancy or Cycling

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How People Describe This Pain Pattern

Pain on Sides of Hips

Patients trace their fingers up and down the side of their hip and complain of constant pain. In addition, they might have some nervy” pain on the inside of their thigh or the “bone that they sit on.” The sensation at the “sits” bone tends to be more painful than “nervy.” This is often after pregnancy.

Pregnancy vs. Cycling

When this is after pregnancy, from giving birth, it tends to be on both sides, but not always. When this is from cycling or other exercises, it tends to be only on one side.

Some have sought relief from hip pain through physical therapy. Some have been told to “wait it out,” it’s just part of recovering from pregnancy. You can get relief from it through self-care activities or bodywork.

At times, patients complain of changes in their urinary activity. They may get burning, itching, or even shooting pains around their bladder.

How You Activate and Intensify This Pain Pattern

Not just Hip Pain from Pregnancy or Cycling

This doesn’t just happen after pregnancy or cycling. It also occurs in people that have pelvic trauma from a fall or accident. I’ve had some cyclists with this problem as well. They usually have had their prostate checked to see if that is the culprit.

Jerky pelvic movements, like hopping across boulders, walking on sand dunes, or amusement park rides can also aggravate this.

The Musculoskeletal Anatomy Behind Your Pain

Obturator Externus

This post on anatomy contains standard information about the origin, insertion, function, and innervation of muscles. Additionally, it includes information on functional considerations and anomalies.

Find Related Posts

Anatomy posts have a grid of all related posts. This includes posts on pain patterns, self-care, therapy notes, NMT protocols, cranial techniques, and cases.

Getting Relief on Your Own

Clinically Proven
Self-Care Strategies

Self-Care Posts have common sections to make them easy to follow and understand:

  • Activities to Avoid or Change
  • Strategies for Quick Relief
  • Stretches and Exercise for Longer-Lasting Relief
  • Yoga Corner

Therapy Notes for Massage and Bodywork

Better Bodywork
Through Shared Expertise

Therapy Notes provide details for cranial, spinal, and local joint work. These notes also link to a traditional neuromuscular protocol.

By treating integrative components first, direct work on the muscle becomes less intense while providing longer-lasting relief.

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Tony Preston has a practice in Atlanta, Georgia, where he sees clients. He has written materials and instructed classes since the mid-90s. This includes anatomy, trigger points, cranial, and neuromuscular.

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