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Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by gx92, Apr 17, 2023.

  1. gx92

    gx92 Peer Supporter

    Good day everyone, i really need some advice and help. So i am back at working out and i always had this Problem that my hips arent that flexibel into side abduction positions, its like my joint blocks there and i cant get wider, maybe its my anatomy. I startet doing side lunges and get realy bad pinching pain at my hip sides in certain Ranges. So i dont know what to do, i saw many mma fighters having this Problem to and they did strengthening some muscles so it allowed them to get deeper into certain positions and they didnt have that pinch anymore. If some muscles arent that strong and i cant achieve certain ranges of motion, of course it would cause me pain, wouldnt it ? Im in this trap if i should do those excercises or not, to make my hips more flexibel. Of course i also want to avoid pain.
    Edit: i think im gonna take a step back , not full range and will increase slowly. What do you guys think? ofc i dont want to do excercises to "heal" pain
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2023
  2. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    @gx92, it sounds to me like you're struggling again (or still) with what you have described as OCD expressed as body dysmorphia. In other words, this sounds a little obsessive.

    The general advice about exercise from a TMS perspective is always: take it slow, and work on getting past the fear. But unless we have some exercise specialists currently participating, we aren't experts and shouldn't be giving specific advice!

    A personal trainer can safely help you get past fears of pushing yourself. I did that for quite a while and it was well worth it.
  3. gx92

    gx92 Peer Supporter

    Yea thats my Problem, i have no tms doctor in my country nor any therapists who are also familiar with this who can safly tell me whats going on. So i wouldnt even think that much. I am not scared of working out i never even stopped, just getting this hip pinch with side movements which left me with pain. I dont know but tms is getting more and more confusing for me. And 500 Dollar for an online visit is realy crazy much in my opinion. Im just tired of this whole uncertainty. I think i will let this whole thing behind me until it finally Arrived in the medicine in my country. I can never be 100% sure if something is structural or tms, its just excausiting
  4. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    @gx92, I believe you've been to regular doctors in the past and that they can't find anything wrong, right? You've reported on a lot of different types of symptoms since you've been posting here, plus you have said that you have OCD, and you exhibit a lot of anxiety and a certain amount of resistance to being able to do the emotional work.

    This all points to TMS - yet you are blocking yourself from making progress by this idea that you can't do anything about it because you can't find a TMS doctor to give you a diagnosis. There is no rational reason to believe this. The explanation for this irrational idea is that it is being created by your brain to keep you stuck and fearful.

    I'm very sure the majority of people on this forum don't bother to get a TMS diagnosis from a TMS doctor. We read Dr. Sarno, we understand and accept the theory, and we recognize it in ourselves. We also accept that if our traditional doctors can't find anything wrong, and if our symptoms behave like TMS, then we might as well proceed by assuming that our symptoms come from the fear-based TMS mechansim. Then we do the work, we learn the skills to calm our brains and see things rationally when we're in pain. We do our best to build our skills and use them again whenever we have a setback with new symptoms.

    Your current question sounds like you're asking for advice about a pain that only occurs when you are trying to do certain exercises. The logical thing is to work with an exercise professional and let them help you get past your fear. A properly-trained person will be educated in body mechanics, which means that they will know when you're doing too much or doing it wrong. My trainer would help me adjust what I was doing if I felt shoulder and arm pain. Doing this gave me the confidence that I could overcome the pain and strengthen my muscles.
  5. gx92

    gx92 Peer Supporter

    Yes true except for my hips, Its called FAI Hip impingement, there is an extra Bone in my Hip joint wich they blame it on. So i am always confused what to do, push through the pain and keep going or get some help in mobilising the joints so it can move freely and i can workout properly. I feel like Hips and Shoulders are such complex joints, for many things its really obvious but with my hips and the limited range of motion in them makes me confused. Im always thinking is my TMS acting or am i doing something wrong... guess i go a bit slow and try it again sometime
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2023
  6. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    This. Do this. Why not?
  7. gx92

    gx92 Peer Supporter

    Because i am overthinking it if its tms pain and should be treated like that, or i am realy just not mobil enough yet for those excercise and that is causing the pain. I think im just scared of making a mistake and wanting this whole tms work to be perfect, so if i would treat this as something structural , and maybe it is maybe its not, theres a possibility i could make a mistake and so my whole tms progress for every symptom is done and lost. I think thats the case lol
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2023
  8. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Beloved Grand Eagle

    It is not everyone’s way, but you CAN do physical therapy and also TMS work. You can heal in whatever way works best for you. Whatever helps you feel more safe in your body - and continue to do your TMS work with your mind. I explained my anxieties to my therapist (or personal trainer) and they help me with confidence, breathing and slowing down my mind to be more at ease in my body. I find meditating and detaching myself from purely physical focus is also helpful. It is a challenging balance, but it can be done.
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  9. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Exactly what @Cactusflower said.

    You're already overthinking this!
    Don't forget, you asked this forum for exercise advice. What we're saying is: ask an exercise professional! Explain how you know your fear is irrational and that you want to get past it so you can achieve your exercise goals. A trainer will know exactly what you are talking about.
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  10. gx92

    gx92 Peer Supporter

    Thank you both for advice, sounds good
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