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Old 05-24-21, 10:33 PM
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Hip pain

Hello! I noticed a pain in me left hip. It been for a while now maybe a month, itís a full pain and happens at certain movements. Can anyone elaborate what causes hip pain (wrong fit)?
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Old 05-25-21, 10:31 AM
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Certain movements? Like every time your leg goes up and down on the pedals? Little more detail on that might help. There might be hundreds of things we could just randomly tell that cause a "full pain" whatever that means.

Could be saddle height. How did you set your saddle height? Have your tried changing it?

Do you push hard on the pedals? Though that tends to be felt in the knees more, but I've at times had some upper thigh and hip pains of a muscular nature from pedaling hard gears for a long time.
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Old 05-26-21, 04:26 PM
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Certain movements? Like every time your leg goes up and down on the pedals? Little more detail on that might help. There might be hundreds of things we could just randomly tell that cause a "full pain" whatever that means.

Could be saddle height. How did you set your saddle height? Have your tried changing it?

Do you push hard on the pedals? Though that tends to be felt in the knees more, but I've at times had some upper thigh and hip pains of a muscular nature from pedaling hard gears for a long time.
ok I didnít make it clear.

my saddle height is at 73.5 cm and my inseam is 81.5
I changed the saddle and waiting to try it

When I am on the bike there is no pain, I donít pedal hard with my left leg. My left leg is the weaker and it is more like the helper leg.

the pain is there most of the time when I leave the bike, in certain movements, when I sit cross my legs it increases dramatically. Certain moves but even without moving its there but very dull. Canít pin point it yet
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If this is a road bike, then I'd say your saddle is way too low. Unless you are measuring to the BB center. IMO, it makes it easier talking to others if the measurement is to the pedal when furthest away from the saddle. 5mm of crank arm difference is a big deal for some, so measuring to the pedal eliminates that.

Even if it is to the pedal, I think it's still too low. If that is to the pedal, then it might be a tad high.

What type bike is this and what type cycling do you do? Are you a leisurely rider or hard and intense?

Last edited by Iride01; 05-27-21 at 09:50 AM. Reason: ooops. bad math on my part. didn't convert mm to cm when subtracting from cm.
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I'm not an MD, but I can make some guesses based on my own hip pain: arthritis, bursitis. I could say more, but no matter what anyone here says, you probably need to consult an MD or DO to get a valid diagnosis.
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My guess arthritis. I just had my left hip replaced and that was my problem. Riding it was fine but after I got off I had pain.
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Originally Posted by Mosman12 View Post
... the pain is there most of the time when I leave the bike, in certain movements, when I sit cross my legs it increases dramatically. Certain moves but even without moving its there but very dull. Canít pin point it yet
Hm.

Something I've dealt with for decades is muscle injuries in upper leg/groin area on one side. Unless I'm very flexible with the hip flexors, groin, hamstring and glute muscles, I can find that seemingly-modest activities will result in tightening-up of those muscles to the point I experience mild aches (even pain) when crossing my legs, attempting to stabilize my hips a certain way while sitting, etc. Unless I'm quite flexible in all of those muscles, too, I find it difficult to improve strength on many of them.

Might evaluate your flexibility in all of your hip and leg area muscles. It's possible you have some muscles in the area that are tight to the point of becoming strained during riding, such that you find aches with certain motions following your cycling activity.

No idea if this is it. But it's certainly something to look into as a solid possibility.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
If this is a road bike, then I'd say your saddle is way too low. Unless you are measuring to the BB center. IMO, it makes it easier talking to others if the measurement is to the pedal when furthest away from the saddle. 5mm of crank arm difference is a big deal for some, so measuring to the pedal eliminates that.

Even if it is to the pedal, I think it's still too low. If that is to the pedal, then it might be a tad high.

What type bike is this and what type cycling do you do? Are you a leisurely rider or hard and intense?
itís a Giant contend AR1 and the measurement of 73.5 from saddle top along the seat tube to center bb. Measurement to the top of the paddle from saddle top is 88.5 cm and my cranks are 165mm. I wouldnít consider myself a leisure rider or an aggressive one, Iíd say more in the middle, fitness/ endurance
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Originally Posted by Clyde1820 View Post
Hm.

Something I've dealt with for decades is muscle injuries in upper leg/groin area on one side. Unless I'm very flexible with the hip flexors, groin, hamstring and glute muscles, I can find that seemingly-modest activities will result in tightening-up of those muscles to the point I experience mild aches (even pain) when crossing my legs, attempting to stabilize my hips a certain way while sitting, etc. Unless I'm quite flexible in all of those muscles, too, I find it difficult to improve strength on many of them.

Might evaluate your flexibility in all of your hip and leg area muscles. It's possible you have some muscles in the area that are tight to the point of becoming strained during riding, such that you find aches with certain motions following your cycling activity.

No idea if this is it. But it's certainly something to look into as a solid possibility.
thay definitely shed some light in an area I was suspecting.

actually the pain is in the left hip on the outside not anywhere near the groin. Like if I sit in the car for an hour driving and get out I feel so much pain but when walking, no pain at all.
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Double post , sorry
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With an inseam of 81.5, Your saddle is right on the old rule of thumb of 109% of your inseam. However rules of thumb or adages are just a starting place to use for a first attempt. So that might still be too high for you. If you aren't a toe dipper, then you might be rocking your hips a lot.

I find I'm happier on rides with something more than 106% but less than 109%. My two current bikes are close to each other but still a cm different. Partly I think because one has me more upright and the other more aero.
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Old 06-10-21, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Mosman12 View Post
ok I didnít make it clear.

my saddle height is at 73.5 cm and my inseam is 81.5
I changed the saddle and waiting to try it

When I am on the bike there is no pain, I donít pedal hard with my left leg. My left leg is the weaker and it is more like the helper leg.

the pain is there most of the time when I leave the bike, in certain movements, when I sit cross my legs it increases dramatically. Certain moves but even without moving its there but very dull. Canít pin point it yet
Itís always bad to give medical advice over the internet, and I am not doctor, but this sounds like me a few years ago. Went to orthopedist and got an mri, had a hip labral tear, which is a tear in the cartilage of the hip socket joint. The only true treatment for this type of thing is surgery. You should go see a Doctor.
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