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Old 05-09-2008, 06:30 AM   #1
Jonathan Shippey
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Left shoulder pain, right hip tightness

Has anyone heard of this phenomenon, where you get an injury in a shoulder and it is accompanied by tightness or tenderness in the opposite side's hip? What's a good treatment protocol for this?

I injured my left shoulder many years ago and recently "torqued' it doing too many ring dips too deeply, my first time up on the rings. All the pullups, presses, Oly lifts, pushups, handstand attempts, and HSPUs since I started crossfitting in January probably predisposed me to get injured again.

I've tried some self-triggering work, lying down on a lacrosse ball, while resting my arm on my elbow and moving my arm up and down (like pulling a slot handle) and that seems to help, but there is an audible grinding clicking sound right at the center of the scapula, and also what feels like "too loose" tendons at the AC joint. Is this something to be concerned about?

And what about this hip connection, becuase when I run, my right hip hurts, and I thought I saw something once about the shoulder injury/opposing hip injury connection. Thanks!
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:01 AM   #2
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Re: Left shoulder pain, right hip tightness

Really common actually. Look into thoracic mobility drills to start, but I'm sure others will chime in with more direct advice.
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