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Location: South-west,UK
Member Since: 26th Jul 2004
Total posts: 114
Posted:Hi all,
just wondered - any of you ever suffer with back/hip pain after poi-ing? ive only been learning for 4 weeks, and had a first go with fire at the weekend (which was cooool) but now im in agony!!

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The Real Fryed Fish
God's illgitament son
Location: state of confusion
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1489
Posted:i have that same problem, like the next day. i found that streching out before AND after helps ALOT

You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too


HoP is teh suxor.
Location: Tampa, Florida
Member Since: 4th Nov 2003
Total posts: 425
Posted:once again, we are on the subject of sissy.

Once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:There was a time when my left hip hurt all the time after spinning, and the pain would linger for about a week. If I had to do a long car drive, I'd get out, and my hip would be stiff, and sore.

I had a friend who happens to be a physio therapist watch me spin, and she noticed I'd turn and push off such that I was putting most of my torque and weight on the left hip. I was stressing the joint. IF you want to get fancy, you could say it's a repetative motion injury.

I worked with her a bit, and she helped me change up how I move just a bit so that I don't stress that joint as much. The change didn't affect how I move...or how it looks I move, but it did move my weight off of my left foot as I turned, especially if my left foot was leading.

She also gave me stretching exercises to do to help losen up my hips and open them up a bit.

Fryed Fish is right...stretching before and after helps a LOT. If you have a somewhat weak back, spinning could stress it a bit, and stretching can go a long way.

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.


Location: Hexham, Newcastle, England
Member Since: 25th May 2004
Total posts: 233
Posted:Stretch, stretch and more stretch. If physical education taught you nothing, it should have taught you that.

I think I've ruined my left wrist through poi - my first pair got delivered about three days after seriously spraining it, and while I managed to resist for another day, I had to start playing after that. I've barely put them down since then, and about 4 months since my wrist has just started hurting again badly when I use any of my props. I think my meteor has done it the most damage tbh, but it seems alot better if I wear a wrist support so I've found a way to spin and minimise pain/extra damage.

I know I should just stop for a couple of weeks, but I can't.



Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:The only back pain I get to do with Poi is when im hunched over my computer for too long browsing HOP.

Thats the disadvantage of having your computer on the floor and not on a desk....then again, there is the advantage of being able to browse for porn, without the neighbours looking in through the windows.



Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:melemel, take up Yoga or pilates. They both strengthen abdomen, lower back, and buttocks muscles, helping with the balance of the body giving you a strong center.
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Location: South-west,UK
Member Since: 26th Jul 2004
Total posts: 114
Posted:Thanks people - good to know its not just me! Yeah, i do have a weak back, and yes i probably am a sissy;) Will try stretching out a bit b4 and after. However, i couldnt stop the poi if i wanted to - i cant clean the house or wash up, but i can always heave myself off the sofa if my poi are calling! While we're on the health/spinning subject, has anyone else noticed a certain sharpening of the old grey matter? im sure it must be a left brain/right brain co-ordination thing...?

Tomorrows World isnt on anymore...Does that mean its tomorrow now?