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Old 04-30-10, 10:47 AM   #1
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Pain from front of thigh to lower back

Every so often I end up with a specific pain after a ride that lasts a week or so. The pain goes from my upper thigh, through my hip, around to my lower back/upper butt. I'm no anatomy expert, but I'm guessing there's a specific muscle or nerve or something that runs that route and is the source of the pain.

Anybody know the cause and the cure?
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Old 04-30-10, 01:20 PM   #2
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Possibly bad posture on the bike? (Low back), Excessive muscle stress? (Upper thigh).
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Old 04-30-10, 08:28 PM   #3
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Me neither, but sounds like lower back. Try 600 mg ibuprofen. If that fixes it, almost for sure something getting swollen in your lower back. If you are a roadie, gotta be bike fit. A well-fitted road bike should be very little back strain.

You don't say how long you've been riding or how long or hard or frequent these rides are, or if you ride while in pain.
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Old 04-30-10, 11:43 PM   #4
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Sounds like a hip flexor (iliopsoas) issue. Try stretching them.

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