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SabiDojo
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I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
Well, last Monday, I did legs. Started off with my active stretches and warmups. Then I did my squats. Early on in the exercise, I felt something kind of pop. Didn't really hurt, and shite I'm so old stuff is always cracking and popping, so I just continued. Finished the whole day with zero issues. Finished up, stretched at the end, everything seemed koo. This was around 7 AM.

Later that evening, around 7, I took my daughter to Party City. I get out of the truck and wow my leg just tightened up and it REALLY hurt. It wasn't the groin, it was like the front of the hip. I looked it up and I think it's the TFL or the Iliacus.

Well, I went home and iced it and started feeling better. I can squat and it only hurts when I go below parallel all the way to the ground. I can do L-Sits with zero pain, planks, etc.

Well, it's stupid bruised. It's bruised from the TFL, to the Iliacus, to the quad, to the IT band.

Do y'all think I tore it? Is there anything you can do about it or do you just have to let it run its course?

Any info would be appreciated.
This post was edited on 9/10 at 9:56 pm


SabiDojo
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
It only hurts when I stand and cross my legs. It's so weird. Anything else doesn't hurt. Pistol squats, yoga poses, etc. They don't hurt.


I have NOT done anything with weight since it happened though.


FulshearTiger
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
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Do y'all think I tore it?

How the frick would anyone on a message board know whether or not you tore something without performing an exam?

Maybe just go see a specialist and get an exam?


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
I think he is going to. He is just curious.


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
Sorry to hear that brah. Hope you heal up! Now I can catch up to yo physique.


SabiDojo
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
thanks, brah, but I was never in your league.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
I got fat eating pizza. I'm gonna be in the long haul of bulking lol.


SabiDojo
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
Tonight after my workout I came home, ate two slices of pizza, a bowl of spaghetti, and a protein shake mixed with chocolate milk.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
That sounds delicious. I'm gonna go get some chocolate milk now. #gainzeverywhere


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LSUweights
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
Getting injured when your focused on training really sucks.
I would have someone look at it.
From what it sounds like, they are likely to recommend stretching, rest, and ice ( I worked 2 years as an athletic trainer at a physical therapy clinic and seen a lot of things)
Good Luck


SabiDojo
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
Thanks, brah.


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
I heard ice is a no no because it keeps inflammation down and that is what you want to the hurt area to get blood to. That it's used for temporary relief and not long term.


SabiDojo
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
I've been foam rolling it, stretching, and taking aspirin. I honestly don't really see a lot of mobility issues with it. Like I said, it only hurts if I do something like a 3rd world squat all the way to the ground. I did pistol squats, L-sits, all kinds of stuff last night that require hip stability. Now, I haven't put any weight on it (like barbell weight), and I'm not going to. I'll do legs today just to see how it is, but I'm not going to go crazy. I'll do some bodyweight stuff and MAYBE some machines to see how it is.


LSUweights
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
I've heard that too, but some therapist will still insist on ice.
Don't know why


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LSUweights
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
I had a slight tear in my groin a few years ago from squats.
All I was able to do for a month was light leg extensions.
I just let it heal itself and didn't put any added pressure on it.
I am fine now and haven't had any issue since.
Maybe I was lucky?


SabiDojo
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
Your superior genetics, Wolverine.


BlackPot
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
Are you seeing a lot of bruising? Usually a torn muscle will produce that.

And when you say active stretching, what are you doing? You should be stretching using the movement you are about to do. If you are going to squat, use an unloaded bar and do 10-15 reps, and slowly go up form there.


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LSUweights
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re: I think I tore my TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) or my Iliacus
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Your superior genetics, Wolverine.


I wish


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