Quad to hip. The band is still tight after 6 months. What are options to break it down?

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    Jun 19, 2012 6:22 AM GMT
    I played indoor volleyball until I was so sore on the front of my right hip that I couldn't play indoors anymore. I couldn't even jump. Jumping and landing has impacted my right hip band where it attaches to my pelvis bone. So 6 months later, still occasional pain. I use tennis balls to roll on and hang over poles to try to break it down. What else should be done. I hate paying a chiropractor $35 for 10 minutes of sheer pain with his elbow on it. Is that what it takes?
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    Jun 19, 2012 10:46 AM GMT
    Could be simple as a bad case of tendinitis, might be a tear. Both can suck. I've had buddies get tears bad enough to go through surgery, 6 months of rehab, and still 2 years after couldn't move well. I've had Tendinitis go away in a few weeks when I just stayed off it. The shitty part is, it's hard to tell exactly what it is without an MRI. An X-Ray won't get you anywhere. I would say if you're still having even occasional pain you've got something worth looking into. If you did something to injure yourself again in the same area you could be 10X worse off than you were the first time, leaving you in a pretty miserable place.

    I've had a pretty decent amount of injuries, but I'm not a nurse or anything cool, like that... It's always a good idea to just suck it up and go to the doctor. $35 now, or the potential of pain in your hip for the rest of your life, probably compounding itself with age. That's how I see it.
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    Jun 19, 2012 12:04 PM GMT
    @braddomo www.mobilitywod.com

    Plenty of good ITB / Quad / Adductor / Psoas stretches on there.

    I'd also recommend a Physiotherapist over a Chiropractor and perhaps an ultrasound.
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    Jun 19, 2012 12:31 PM GMT
    I suffer ITB pain from time to time - I generally use a foam roller, there are also poses in yoga which stretch the IT Band.. depends on your level of flexibility..

    Both are cheaper than $35/ a time icon_smile.gif




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    Jun 19, 2012 6:01 PM GMT
    Not sure how to correct your current problem; but for future reference (when you're healed) only play volleyball in the sand.
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    Jun 19, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    Thanks for the IT band info. I heard though that you can't stretch it. It needs to be kneaded or other method to break it down. But yes, I think stretching makes it feel better and the muscles around it.
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    not sure, but a heating pad may help. heat promotes circulation to the affected area which assists in the healing/recovery process
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    Jun 20, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
    Active release, massage and acupunture worked like a charm, especially active release.

    They involve money though, depends how important a resolve is to you.