Getting hip pain when you are in the catch position (all the way in the front)?
There are a few reasons that this could be happening. It could be because of tightness in the front hip flexors. It could be weakness in gluts or hip flexors. It could also be referred pain from you back. It could also be a combination of some or all of these things. The human body is so annoyingly complex, but no worries.
This video shows you some things to try, and see if it helps. If it does, awesome. If it doesn't fix it all the way, but does some, feel free to reach out to me. I gave generic info that will help most people, but some people need some more specific advise, because we are ALL DIFFERENT. YAY!
Give these exercises a try. Stuff I reference is below, but most gyms have this equipment.
Here is the equipment I reference:
Some lacrosse like balls
Do you get leg numbness or tingling when you row for 10 minutes? You aren't alone and there is likely a reason!
There are a few reasons that this could be happening and there are some things you can do on and off the water or rowing machine to try and help. One of the main reasons this is likely happening is from nerve irritation. It's not a big deal, but the more you make the nerve mad, the worse it will get. Nerves are finicky, so you want to stop numbness and tingling as soon as you feel it, if you can. This video shows some things you can do to try and help with some of the symptoms you might be getting.
1. Check your form
2. Hamstring Stretch
3. Piriformis Stretch (two different ways to do it)
4. Knee to Chest Stretch
5. Knee straighten/bend with rowing
There is another video I made that shows more things you can do on the rowing machine and some form things to pay attention to if you are having this type of pain with rowing. Here it is.
Feel free to comment if you have questions. This is not medical advice, but just general tips. Please follow up with a healthcare professional or feel free to reach out to me for specific questions.
Do you get pain in the front of your rib, or maybe back by the spine or behind the shoulder blade? This is often the cause of a rib not being perfectly happy. This can happen for a variety of reasons. However here is a little insight into why it might be happening and some things you can try on and off the rowing machine or boat to help.
Often, we are sitting most of the day, then we row, which is still sitting, but involves sitting and a repetitive motion in one plane of motion, meaning forward and backward. There isn't rotation, which we normally do in our day. So certain muscles are working on overdrive and others not as much. So if we teach certain muscles to stabilize while in that position, that can help. Additionally, there are other things you can do.
Check out the video for demo and more information on the 4 things you can try.
Comment below if you have any questions.
Sciatica is super common, and even common in rowers. The rowing position requires our body to be active for a longer period of consistent repetitive movements that require our entire body to work. Additionally, the movement can put a lot of strain on our nervous system.
Check out the video to see some tips and tricks you can try to help with your symptoms and rowing.
While form is super important, it's almost important to know how to adapt the machine to work for you!
Amanda Painter is the Rowing Doc. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is here to help people stay active and rowing without aches and pains so they can keep doing what they love!