Chronic Rib Pain
I was just wondering if anyone here has experienced it, or knows how to deal w/ or prevent it. Thanks!
When I first learned to invert I think the problem was that I wasn't strong enough and ended up using the side of my body against the pole for support, which put too much pressure on the ribs. I'm guessing there are exercises I probably should have done to prep first. If anyone has any suggestions I'd still benefit, as well as other polers getting ready to invert (I'm new to SV and apologize if this has already been covered).
It's weird because it feels like the pain is the bones, similar to when I fractured them, but prior to that I had pulled a rib muscle, and that also felt like bone pain, so weird! Now sometimes it kind of moves almost to my back, then back to the front of my ribs. Another weird thing is I've had it on both sides, and the fractures were just on the right, which makes me think it's not from that.
hope your ribs will heal soon!!
Have you checked out Fleur's post "Am I ready for inversions?", it's the top one in the Pole Moves section:
She also has a video showing the monkey hang : http://ver3.studioveena.com/lessons/view/1529
Roxy-Pink also has posted some great abs exercises to prep for inversions:
I promise after the holidays I'm getting a camcorder and will start posting vids! I really appreciate everyone's help and support, and hope I can provide the same for others someday!
I hope you feel better soon. And make sure you are positioning yourself correctly and don't drop or flip out of it.
I actually broke two ribs when I first started Poling. I had bad form and was doing exerscises I wasnt ready for. When you invert, even though your hips should be infront of the pole, your back (side) should not be on the pole. I was rotating my body slightly away from the pole when I would invert and hit the back and side of my rib cage..hips in front, but look at (rotate slightly towards the pole) Watch Veena's lesson and you will see..what I mean.. and crotch to pole...not catch heel and scoot up..if you catch your heel...you will be on the side of the rib cage.