If you’ve ever suffered pain or tightness in your hips, you know how persistently uncomfortable you can be whether you are sleeping, standing, sitting or walking.
I’ve put together a blog series to teach you how to make yourself feel better whether you are suffering from severe hip pain and contemplating surgery or just experiencing tightness.
Follow these steps in this order:
- Learn how to stand up properly. Click this link to discover how.
- Increase the range of motion in your hamstrings. Finesse your form at this link.
- If your hamstrings are super tight, you may want to try this variation as I find it’s the easiest way to stretch tight hamstrings. See how to use a wall and deep relaxation at this link.
- Open your external hip rotation. Find out how here.
- Practice the four square hip stretch. Get instructions here.
- Enjoy reclining fire log or double pigeon. For pointers, click here.
- Release your quadriceps. Follow the steps here.
- Finally, when your hips feel looser, finish with double belt traction for your hips. Watch the video and read the directions here.
I recommend you hold each stretch for at least 60 seconds each side and practice the routine in this specific order every day until your pain has gone and you feel completely comfortable sleeping, sitting, standing and walking.
By practicing daily, you restore your range of motion and remind your body to stay in balance.
Every year in the United States, 332,000 hip replacement surgeries take place. Most of these surgeries occur to people age 45 and older.
Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control reports that total hip replacements are actually on the increase, from a rate of 142.2 to 257.0 per 100,000 people between 2000 and 2010.
What if you could save yourself money, the pain of recovery and possible complications by simply taking better care of yourself?
Every once in awhile, a new client will come in and ask me for one exercise that will solve all their problems.
My smart answer to this (the one I would think in my head without actually saying it) would be “a slap in the face,” as in, “Wake up, your body is a little more complicated than that.”
Your hips, for example, have six ranges of motion and that’s why you will probably need at least all of these exercises to improve.
Because your body is unique, you may also need additional exercises to address your individual concerns, so set up an appointment with me to find out what’s specifically going on with you.
You have been blessed with one body in this lifetime. The better you take care of it, the more you can enjoy everything you do.
There may be multiple reasons you suffer from hip pain:
- A locked sacroiliac joint
- Crossing your legs when sitting
- Excessive sitting at your job and during your commute
- Flat low back
- Leg length discrepancy
- Tipped pelvis
- Arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Imbalance in the six ranges of motion in your hips
- Imbalanced exercise routines
- High heels
- Walking on hard concrete floors
- Standing long hours at work
- Childhood hip disease
- Accidents and falls
- Low back pain
- Foot pain
- And more!
Because your hips are so crucial to all movement, you may not be able to follow a regular exercise program until and unless you restore balance to your body in this area.
If you have arthritis or bursitis, you may benefit from nutritional coaching to learn how to eat to eliminate pain. You may also want to take advantage of natural healing remedies to address the biochemical causes of your discomfort.
If you have been suffering from hip pain, set up an appointment today to find out how you can restore balance to your body. Call me at 678-612-8816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can work either in person or via Skype. You will receive a postural analysis to learn why your body hurts and what you can do to make yourself feel better.