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Hip Pain. And a question.
 

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16793
Location: Portland, OR

3/27/18 6:12 PM

Hip Pain. And a question.

I started having some pretty bad right hip pain recently. I am like, oh no, WTF now. Wonder if it was in my head at first due to Elaine's hip etc.

It occurred to me today, it coincides with my using my Kids [my old] Del Sol daily for a while. I was about to go to the doctor after much ibuprofen for 4-5 days straight. I also use two feet with the auto, so the right for the brake and throttle may also be contributory?

Probably getting out of it being so low. But my question is who else is still driving a manual shift, and is this contributing. Or is it just getting my old ars out of it and the high seat bottom bolsters. I ask as my mini van is about to be on the road, and it is a clutch. I sure hope it is not all the shifting/clutching.

BTW, cycling no issue.


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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 2512
Location: hillbilly heaven

3/27/18 6:17 PM

I drive a manual with lots of city driving, age 65, no hip issues.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3223
Location: Springfield

3/27/18 7:09 PM

I can see it, hip pain. I get it in my solar plexus and swore off the clutch fifteen years ago. I like manual shift but I like walking more. It's just that leverage for me, a non starter. I've driven a box truck a couple of times since then, no problem, like standing over the clutch.

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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 4363
Location: metro-motown-area

3/27/18 8:08 PM

i have hip problems on one side

due to how i move/bend my leg under the steering column while getting out of the car i bought in 2010. i figured that out and changed my egress movement, but my hip is still not right. i have to stretch it all the time in all sorts of directions just to maintain status quo.

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Matthew Currie
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 768
Location: Vermont

3/27/18 8:32 PM

I don't know about the manual shift part, but I found at one point that my car seats were giving me sciatica which was showing up as hip pain. At that point my car was a Colt Vista (Mitsubishi) and my wife had similar issues with a Honda Civic. Different seats made all the difference, but it wasn't the shifting. I got along well with stick shift Jeeps for a long time, despite their hefty clutch action.

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6046
Location: Maine

3/28/18 3:21 AM

I'm probably missing something

Why would driving a stick affect the right hip? I use the right leg the same stick or auto.

I had a left hip replacement because of osteoarthritis. I had always driven a stick but never associated that with hip problems - it is a pretty mild action IMHO. My right hip is fine.

I will say that with my busted leg and creaky knees I don't find getting in and out of a low seat as easy as I used to. Hmmm, I think Alfa Stelvios have higher seats....

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KerryIrons
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 2936
Location: Midland, MI

3/28/18 4:50 PM

Wallet?

A little bit out in left field but I have heard of people (men) getting hip pain because their fat wallet causes them to "sit funny." Little things can add up.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

3/28/18 5:02 PM

I quit the wallet in the rear pocket 20 years ago.

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: Maine

3/28/18 5:14 PM

Costanza wallet

I got rid of my Constanza wallet a couple years ago:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yoPf98i8A0g

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
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Location: Springfield

3/28/18 5:51 PM

The wallet thing is real. If you know the route of the sciatic nerve it's clear how the pressure and asymmetry of a wallet can affect those of us prone to the problem. BTW, I brain farted "solar plexus" earlier, it's the sacroiliac I meant. The large complex s.i. joint, sciatic nerve that travels through it and a wallet can really conspire against some people.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

3/28/18 6:13 PM

Fuckin funny when he holds up the wallet next to the sandwich. LOL.

Speaking of sammiches, there is actually a Jersey Mikes here a few miles from the house. Had some yesditty.

We used to go to the original pre-franchise locations 100 years ago, Point Pleasant in Joisey.

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13ollocks
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 413
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

3/30/18 9:13 AM

My left hip and knee are starting to twinge a bit, but I think that's just the arbitrary nature of arthritis. I gave up running 25 years ago because my knee was starting to grumble, and switched to rowing as a no-impact cycling alternative, so I think my knee is just coming back with advancing age. Have driven stick for 35 years, and my current drive has a clutch like a tractor, but I don't think that's a factor, since heavy traffic and constant sketching doesn't do anything untoward. And my wallet is habitually empty, so that's not a factor :-(

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dddd
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3234
Location: NorCal

4/1/18 9:45 AM

I got the most preventive relief from similar aches by spending less time sitting in front of a computer, this following a bout of polymyalgia.
Spending long hours driving would seem to be just as bad?
I rebuilt the driver's seat in my old Honda many years ago, added a thin aluminum plate to the seatback between foam and springs. Totally solved a pinched nerve issue in my lower back. This when I was commuting between NY and CT several days per week.

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