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While standing, with right leg lifted on bench to stretch over it, my right bone popped right under my butt cheek twice literally lowering my body two inches.  Experienced no pain in bone socket yet my inner back hamstring muscle and clear to my toes felt immediately weak.  Went to Chiropractor right away, he said my back was ˝” off, did an adjustment on back., but I never felt that bone in lower hip socket pop again.  Do I need to go get X-rayed, or should I not worry about the bone since the chiropractor didn’t recommend to do so.  My muscle directly under my right butt cheek and inner hamstring muscle down to my knee feels like it is constantly cramping, has aching sensation.  I have no diseases.  Exercise on regular basis.  Am 5’1” 130lbs.  Have never had this bone pop before, it was like my right hip bone popped out by lower pubis bone.

Hi CariSue,

Thanks for your inquiry. It's a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial.

If you aren't experiencing any continuing pain (other than the cramping), then it's safe to say that you should be fine. Take a look at the article at the link below on muscle cramp and spasms; there's a few tips for treating and preventing cramps...

I hope the above has been helpful. For more information on how to stretch properly and the best stretching exercises for you, visit

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I'm more than happy to answer any questions relating to stretching, flexibility and sports injury management. Including how to use stretching to improve your athletic performance, prevent sports injury and aid in the recovery of sports injury.


I'm an internationally recognized stretching and sports injury consultant with more than 20 years of practical experience in the health and fitness industry. I'm also the founder of the Stretching Institute and

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I've written 5 books on stretching, flexibility and sports injury, including... The Stretching Handbook (ISBN: 978-0958109338), The Anatomy of Stretching (ISBN: 978-1556435966) and The Anatomy of Sports Injuries (ISBN: 978-1556436666). Plus, I've had numerous articles published at, and

I'm a health science graduate of the University of New England, with post graduate accreditation's in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. I've worked with elite level and world champion athletes and I've lectured for Sports Medicine Australia on sports injury prevention and treatment.

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I've worked as assistant coach to Miles Stewart (World Champion Triathlete) and Mick Doohan (World 500cc Motorcycle Champion). Plus I've worked with countless other athletes from sports as diverse as roller-skating, squash, and cycling.

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